a salt or anion or α-ketoglutaric acid.


A salt or ester of α-ketoglutaric acid.
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In my 2004 report, I noted that a report published in Nature established succinate and a-ketoglutarate as important signaling molecules.
According to the detected genes for glucose metabolism, they elucidated the fungal carbohydrate metabolism pathway and postulated that the metabolites for Neocallimastix frontalis were acetate, ethanol, formate, lactate, succinate and a-ketoglutarate, which was oxidized from oxaloacetate by aconitase and isocitrate dehydrogenase.
From the a-ketoglutarate languishing in the melting pot,