Homogentisic acid oxidase - How is Homogentisic acid oxidase abbreviated?
HGAO (redirected from Homogentisic acid oxidase)
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|HGAO||Homogentisic Acid Oxidase|
|HGAO||Hamburgische Gesellschaft Ambulantes Operieren (Germany: Hamburg Business Outpatient Surgery; Hamburg, Germany)|
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The homogentisic acid oxidase
provides instruction for making an enzyme called homogentisic oxidase.
In contrast, alkaptonuria is a deficiency of homogentisic acid oxidase
because of which urine turns black after air exposure.
Patients being treated for AKU do not have enough of the enzyme, homogentisic acid oxidase
, which causes acid to build up in the body.