Ketone bodies synthesis and degradation (WP1134)

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Ketone bodies are three water-soluble compounds that are produced as by-products when fatty acids are broken down for energy in the liver and kidney. They are used as a source of energy in the heart and brain. In the brain, they are a vital source of energy during fasting. Source: [[wikipedia:Ketone_bodies|Wikipedia]]
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Thomas Kelder , Kristina Hanspers , Daniela Digles , and Eric Weitz

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Pathway Ontology: ketone bodies metabolic pathway


Label Type Compact Identifier Comment
Acetyl-CoA Metabolite cas:72-89-9
Acetoacetyl-CoA Metabolite cas:1420-36-6
3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA Metabolite cas:1553-55-5
Acetyl-CoA Metabolite cas:72-89-9
3-Hydroxy-butyrate Metabolite pubchem.compound:441
Acetoacetate Metabolite pubchem.compound:6971017
ACAT1 GeneProduct ncbigene:489421
HMGCS2 GeneProduct ncbigene:607923
HMGCL GeneProduct ncbigene:478187
OXCT1 GeneProduct ncbigene:479347
BDH1 GeneProduct ncbigene:488037