Definition of keto acid in English:

keto acid

Syllabification: ke·to ac·id
Pronunciation: /ˌkētō ˈasid
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A compound whose molecule contains both a carboxyl group (—COOH) and a ketone group (—CO—).
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    • It also suggests that there is an important role for the transporters of amino and keto acids and of NH 3 across the membranes separating the different compartments, particularly across the mitochondria and chloroplasts.
    • It is now known that the alternative pathway becomes more activated when the AOX protein is reduced and when specific keto acids, for example, pyruvate, are present in sufficiently high concentration.
    • Lipoic acid catalyzes the decarboxylation of [alpha] keto acids in the Krebs cycle.

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