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Summary Complete Oxidation of an Odd-Chain Fatty Acid -- Summary This diagram shows production of propionyl CoA from an odd-chain fatty acid and the subsequent conversion of propionyl CoA to succinyl CoA, which can be metabolized through the citric (tricarboxylic) acid cycle. overview of Synthesis and Utilization of Ketone Bodies
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Unformatted text preview: These are the compounds known as ketone bodies. Notice that beta-hydroxybutyrate is not chemically a ketone. It is considered to be physiologically equivalent to one because it and acetoacetate are readily interconverted in the body....
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