L-ascorbic acid biosynthetic process
name: L-ascorbic acid biosynthetic process
Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation 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:0042364||water-soluble vitamin biosynthetic process|
|GO:0046394||carboxylic acid biosynthetic process|