Oxalosuccinic Acid

 

Reaction 5: Decarboxylation

This is the first step where a carbon group is lost as carbon dioxide in a decarboxylation reaction. The remaining compound now has 5 carbons and is called alpha-ketoglutaric acid.

This reaction is also catalyzed by isocitrate dehydrogenase.

alpha-Ketoglutartic Acid

Color Codes
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H

N

O

P

S

Cl

F

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