ketone body catabolic process

id: GO:0046952
name: ketone body catabolic process
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of ketone bodies, any one of the three substances: acetoacetate, D-3-hydroxybutyrate (beta-hydroxybutyrate) or acetone. Ketone bodies can be used as an energy source as an alternative to glucose. Utilization of ketone bodies in peripheral tissues involves conversion of acetoacetate to acetoacetyl-CoA, which is then converted to two molecules of acetyl-CoA.

Parent Functions

GO:0044248cellular catabolic process
GO:0044282small molecule catabolic process
GO:0046950cellular ketone body metabolic process