a-ketoglutaric acid


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α-ketoglutaric acid

 [ke″to-gloo´tar-ik]
a metabolic intermediate involved in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, in amino acid metabolism, and as an amino group acceptor in transamination reactions.
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In brief, GOT acted on L-aspartate and a-ketoglutaric acid to yield oxaloacetate that subsequently reacted with 2,4-dinitrophenylhy-drazine to generate red-brown colored 2,4- dinitrophenylhy-drazone which was detected at 505 nm using a spectrophotometer; GPT acted on L-aspartate and a-ketoglutaric acid to yield pyruvate that subsequently reacted with 2,4dinitrophenylhy-drazine to generate red-brown colored 2,4dinitrophenylhy-drazone which was detected at 505 nm using a spectrophotometer.