L-ascorbic acid metabolic process

id: GO:0019852
name: L-ascorbic acid metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving L-ascorbic acid, (2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-4-hydroxy-5-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran-3-olate; L-ascorbic acid is vitamin C and has co-factor and anti-oxidant activities in many species.

Child Functions

GO:0019853L-ascorbic acid biosynthetic process
GO:0019854L-ascorbic acid catabolic process
GO:0033355ascorbate glutathione cycle

Parent Functions

GO:0006767water-soluble vitamin metabolic process
GO:0019752carboxylic acid metabolic process