Ketone bodies synthesis and degradation (Caenorhabditis elegans)

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1HMG-CoA cycle* pathway-regulated enzymes: HMG-CoA synthase, mtBDHY71G12B.10kat-1AcetoacetateC05C10.3HMGCS2Fatty Acid beta-oxidation3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA3-Hydroxy-butyrateAcetyl-CoAAcetyl-CoAAcetoacetyl-CoAPyruvate metabolismFatty acid metabolismSterol biosynthesisGlycolysis


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


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Ketogenesis (Human)
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  1. Fukao T, Lopaschuk GD, Mitchell GA; ''Pathways and control of ketone body metabolism: on the fringe of lipid biochemistry.''; Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids, 2004 PubMed Europe PMC Scholia


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NameTypeDatabase referenceComment
3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoAMetaboliteCHEBI:11814 (ChEBI)
3-Hydroxy-butyrateMetaboliteCHEBI:37054 (ChEBI)
AcetoacetateMetaboliteCHEBI:13705 (ChEBI)
Acetoacetyl-CoAMetaboliteCHEBI:15345 (ChEBI)
Acetyl-CoAMetaboliteCHEBI:15351 (ChEBI)
BDHGeneProduct (Entrez Gene)
C05C10.3GeneProduct174548 (Entrez Gene)
Fatty Acid beta-oxidationPathwayWP209 (WikiPathways)
Fatty acid metabolismPathway
GlycolysisPathwayWP96 (WikiPathways)
HMGCS2GeneProduct (Entrez Gene)
Pyruvate metabolismPathway
Sterol biosynthesisPathway
Y71G12B.10GeneProduct171738 (Entrez Gene)
kat-1GeneProduct174161 (Entrez Gene)

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