|Dataset||GO Biological Process Annotations|
|Category||structural or functional annotations|
|Description||The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of ketone bodies, any one of the three substances: acetoacetate, D-3-hydroxybutyrate (beta-hydroxybutyrate) or acetone. Ketone bodies can be used as an energy source as an alternative to glucose. Utilization of ketone bodies in peripheral tissues involves conversion of acetoacetate to acetoacetyl-CoA, which is then converted to two molecules of acetyl-CoA. (Gene Ontology, GO_0046952)|
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4 genes participating in the ketone body catabolic process biological process from the curated GO Biological Process Annotations dataset.