cellular ketone body metabolic process

id: GO:0046950
name: cellular ketone body metabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways involving ketone bodies, any one of the three substances: acetoacetate, D-3-hydroxybutyrate (beta-hydroxybutyrate) or acetone, as carried out by individual cells. Although 3-hydroxybutyrate is not a ketone, it is classed as a ketone body because it exists in an equilibrium with acetoacetate. Ketone bodies may accumulate in excessive amounts in the body in starvation, diabetes mellitus or in other defects of carbohydrate metabolism.

Child Functions

GO:0046951ketone body biosynthetic process
GO:0046952ketone body catabolic process

Parent Functions

GO:0044237cellular metabolic process
GO:0044281small molecule metabolic process