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α-ketoglutarate


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a nonpreferred (though often used) name for 2‐oxoglutarate; 2‐oxo‐1,5‐pentanedioate; a compound that has important roles in carbohydrate and amino‐acid metabolism, especially in transamination reactions and as a component of the tricarboxylic‐acid cycle.

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Subjects: Chemistry.


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