ketone body biosynthetic process

id: GO:0046951
name: ketone body biosynthetic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of ketone bodies, any one of the three substances: acetoacetate, D-3-hydroxybutyrate (beta-hydroxybutyrate) or acetone. Biosynthesis involves the formation of hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA, which is cleaved to acetate and acetyl-CoA.

Parent Functions

GO:0044249cellular biosynthetic process
GO:0044283small molecule biosynthetic process
GO:0046950cellular ketone body metabolic process