Patients being treated for AKU do not have enough of the enzyme, homogentisic acid oxidase, which causes acid to build up in the body.
What does HGA stand for?
HGA stands for Homogentisic Acid
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A common symptom of alkaptonuria, ochronosis is the result of excess homogentisic acid (HGA) due to the autosomal recessive mutation of the homogentisate 1, 2-dioxygenase (HGO) gene on chromosome 3.
Analysis of Phenolic Compounds: Fifteen standard phenolic compounds, including gallic acid, pyrogallol, homogentisic acid, protocatechuic acid, (+) catechin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, vanillin, ferulic acid, naringin, resveratrol, naringenin, hesperetin, formononetin, biochanin-A were purchased from Sigma Aldrich and used for calibration curves.
homogentisic acid, glycerol, glutaric acid, and others).
Accumulation of the homogentisic acid manifests itself both grossly and microscopically as black pigmentation, most commonly found in 4 locations: joints, cardiovascular system, kidney, and skin.
Pyruvic acid overlaps with phthalic, N-acetylaspartic, and glycolic acids; pyroglutamic acid overlaps with 3-hydroxybutyric acid; phenylpyruvic acid overlaps with orotic and hydroxyisovaleric acids; and p-hydroxyphenyl pyruvic and phenyllactic acids overlap with xanthurenic and homogentisic acids.