Ketone Bodies

Ketone Bodies

This webinar covers ketone bodies, an important part of MCAT biochemistry and metabolic pathways. You will learn how and when ketone bodies are used in metabolism, as well as the cycles of ketogenesis and ketolysis. You will also review biological applications of this topic, such as the keto diet.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Understand the cycles of ketogenesis and ketolysis

  • Understand how and when ketone bodies are used in metabolism

  • Link ketone bodies with beta-oxidation


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • The 3 ketone bodies

  • The ketogenic amino acids

  • The biological applications of ketone bodies, such as the keto diet


On the MCAT

  • Many students neglect ketone bodies because they can be confusing - don't ignore this integral topic!

  • There is a great deal of orgo in ketone bodies; be able to recognize key reactions


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