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Ketone bodies

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Why are ketone bodies only produced in the liver? I guess because some enzymes involved in their synthesis are only present in this organ, but I wasn't able to find this information in my textbook. Can someone help me?

Thanks in advance!

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As  far as I am aware, what you have written is true.  The liver has a central role in both carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.  The mitochondrial enzyme HMG-CoA synthase is a key player.

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