xanthurenic acid


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Related to xanthurenic acid: kynurenic acid, Quinolinic Acid

xanthurenic acid

[¦zan·thyə¦ren·ik ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
C10H7NO4 Sulfur yellow crystals with a melting point of 286°C; soluble in aqueous alkali hydroxides and carbonates; excreted by pyridoxine-deficient animals after ingestion of tryptophan.
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Vitamin B6 lowers xanthurenic acid levels to normal.
To make this point clear to everyone, gestational diabetes should be re-named diabetes mellitus xanthurenic to clearly identify its cause: excess serum xanthurenic acid.
All this xanthurenic acid combines with insulin molecules and blocks insulin's activity.