Formiminoglutamic acid

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Formiminoglutamic acid
Formiminoglutamic acid.svg
Names
IUPAC name
N-(aminomethylidene)-L-glutamic acid
Other names
FIGLU
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.011.308
MeSH Formiminoglutamic+acid
Properties
C6H10N2O4
Molar mass 174.155 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Formiminoglutamic acid (FIGLU) is an intermediate in the metabolism of histidine.

The "FIGLU" test is used to identify deficiency of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency or liver disease.

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