L-ascorbic acid catabolic process
name: L-ascorbic acid catabolic process
Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of L-ascorbic acid; L-ascorbic acid ionizes to give L-ascorbate, (2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-4-hydroxy-5-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran-3-olate, which is required as a cofactor in the oxidation of prolyl residues to hydroxyprolyl, and other reactions.
|GO:0019852||L-ascorbic acid metabolic process|
|GO:0042365||water-soluble vitamin catabolic process|
|GO:0046395||carboxylic acid catabolic process|