The Chemical Reactions and Pathways Involving Mandelate the Anion of Mandelic Acid. Mandelic Acid (alpha Hydroxybenzeneacetic Acid) Is an 8 Carbon Alpha Hydroxy Acid (aha) That Is Used in Organic Chemistry and As a Urinary Antiseptic.
The Chemical Reactions and Pathways Resulting in the Breakdown of Mandelate the Anion of Mandelic Acid. Mandelic Acid (alpha Hydroxybenzeneacetic Acid) Is an 8 Carbon Alpha Hydroxy Acid (aha) That Is Used in Organic Chemistry and As a Urinary Antiseptic.
Catalysis of a Biochemical Reaction At Physiological Temperatures. in Biologically Catalyzed Reactions the Reactants Are Known As Substrates and the Catalysts Are Naturally Occurring Macromolecular Substances Known As Enzymes. Enzymes Possess Specific Binding Sites For Substrates and Are Usually Composed Wholly or Largely of Protein But RNA That Has Catalytic Activity (ribozyme) Is Often Also Regarded As Enzymatic.
Catalysis of the Cleavage of C C C O C N and Other Bonds by Other Means Than by Hydrolysis or Oxidation or Conversely Adding a Group to a Double Bond. They Differ From Other Enzymes in That Two Substrates Are Involved in One Reaction Direction But Only One in the Other Direction. When Acting On the Single Substrate a Molecule Is Eliminated and This Generates Either a New Double Bond or a New Ring.
Interacting Selectively and Non Covalently with Thiamine Pyrophosphate the Diphosphoric Ester of Thiamine. Acts As a Coenzyme of Several (de)carboxylases Transketolases and Alpha Oxoacid Dehydrogenases.