keto acid


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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.
e]) and indicates the presence of other non-measured weak anions such as keto acids, sulphates, urates, citrate, pyruvate, acetate and gluconate (2,3,13,15,21-26).
The choice of derivatizing reagent which should convert polar keto acids to nonpolar compounds for reproducible elution separation and determination from reversed phase HPLC.
The reagent blank was prepared following the same procedure, without the addition of a- keto acids.
Poor preservation of samples will lead to nonenzymatic conversion of all keto acids to the respective hydroxyacid; for example, acetoacetate is converted to 3-hydroxybutyrate, and 2-ketoglutarate is converted to 2-hydroxyglutarate.