From Big Medical Encyclopedia

KETO-GLUTARIC ACID (synonym oxoglutaric acid) — dicarbonic (2-keto-pentadiovaya) acid is an obligatory component of the cycle of Tricarboxylic acids combining many pathways of substances (in particular, proteins, carbohydrates and fats); participates also in biosynthesis of some amino acids. In practice the wedge, biochemical, laboratories is used during the definition of activity aspartate - and alaninaminotranspherases in blood serum (see. Aminotransferases ).

See also Ketonic acids , Tricarboxylic acids cycle .

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