ketoglutaric acid

ketoglutaric acid

[¦kēd·ō·glü¦tar·ik ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
C5H6O5 A dibasic keto acid occurring as an intermediate product in carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
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The concentrations of tricarboxylic acid (TCA)-related metabolites, such as malic acid, ketoglutaric acid, succinic acid, fumaric acid, citric acid, and oxalacetic acid, were significantly changed in the HS group compared with the non-HS group, with concentrations of the first four metabolites decreased 0.50- to 0.62-fold (p<0.01) and those of the last two metabolites increased 1.37- and 1.78-fold (p<0.05), respectively.
Key metabolites: malic acid (C00149), fumaric acid (C00122), and [alpha]- ketoglutaric acid (C00026).
Aminoadipic acid, ketoglutaric acid disodium salt, 3-hydroxybutyric acid sodium salt, p-hydroxyphenylpyruvic, oxalacetic, and glycolic acids were 98% minimum purity; lactic acid lithium salt was 97% minimum purity.