L-ascorbic acid catabolic process

id: GO:0019854
name: L-ascorbic acid catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

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.

Parent Functions

GO:0019852L-ascorbic acid metabolic process
GO:0042365water-soluble vitamin catabolic process
GO:0046395carboxylic acid catabolic process