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Oxaloacetate is an intermediate of the Kreb's cycle that binds to acetyl-CoA in the formation of citrate. A depletion of oxaloacetate relative to acetyl-CoA is the key step for the production of ketone bodies within the liver.

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OAA, 3-carboxy-3-oxopropanoic acid

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