Oxalosuccinic acid

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Oxalosuccinic acid
CAS number 1948-82-9 YesY
PubChem 972
ChemSpider 947 N
KEGG C05379 N
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Molecular formula C6H6O7
Molar mass 190.11 g mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Oxalosuccinic acid is a substrate of the citric acid cycle. It is acted upon by isocitrate dehydrogenase. Salts and esters of oxalosuccinic acid are known as oxalosuccinates.

Oxalosuccinic acid/Oxalosuccinate is an unstable 6-Carbon intermediate in the TriCarboxylic Acid Cycle. It's an alpha-keto compound, formed during the oxidative decarboxylation of isocitrate to Alpha-Ketoglutarate, which is catalyzed by the enzyme Isocitrate Dehydrogenase. Oxalosuccinate never leaves the active site of the enzyme, however it's unstable and immediately undergoes decarboxylation to produce the 5-carbon compound, Alpha-Ketoglutarate.