keto acid


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Related to keto acid: transamination, Ornithine cycle, Oxidative deamination

keto acid

[′kēd·ō ‚as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
A compound that is both an acid and a ketone; an example is β-acetoacetic acid.
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Reporting in an upcoming issue of the PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, the investigators show that bits of liver cells, which contain nicotine-metabolizing enzymes, can convert nicotine into keto acid without going through a cotinine stage.
Influence of branched-chain amino acids and branched-chain keto acids on protein synthesis in isolated hepatocytes.
Disorders of branched chain amino acid and keto acid metabolism.