Ketogenesis and its regulation

J. Denis McGarry, Daniel W. Foster

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The ketotic state has been of major interest to biochemists, physiologists and clinicians for many years. It is our purpose here to review recent advances that provide new insights into the mechanisms by which ketogenesis is regulated. To this end, we shall briefly discuss current understanding of the biochemical physiology of ketogenesis, the hormonal induction of ketosis and clinical implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalThe American Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1976


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