"Methylmalonic Acid" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A malonic acid derivative which is a vital intermediate in the metabolism of fat and protein. Abnormalities in methylmalonic acid metabolism lead to methylmalonic aciduria. This metabolic disease is attributed to a block in the enzymatic conversion of methylmalonyl CoA to succinyl CoA.
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