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X. Synthesis and Utilization of Ketone Bodies

Overview     Synthesis from acetyl CoA Synthesis from acetyl CoA: Step 1 Synthesis from acetyl CoA: Step 2 Synthesis from acetyl CoA: Step 3 Synthesis from acetyl CoA: Acetoacetate Synthesis from acetyl CoA: Acetone     Extrahepatic tissues     Previous Page Next Page

Synthesis from acetyl CoA: Step 2

In the second step, a third molecule of acetyl CoA condenses with the acetoacetyl CoA, forming 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA (HMG CoA) in a reaction catalyzed by HMG CoA synthase.

HMG CoA Synthesis

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