Acetoacetate Formation in Liver

In 1944, Weinhouse et al. (1) reported that the incubation of carboxyllabeled octanoate with rat liver slices yielded acetoacetate in which the carboxyl and carbonyl carbons were equally labeled. Random condensation of 2-carbon units resulting from ,8 oxidation was therefore offered by these workers as a possible mechanism for the formation of acetoacetic… CONTINUE READING