Ketogenic amino acid

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A ketogenic amino acid is an amino acid that can be converted into ketone bodies through ketogenesis. This is in contrast to the glucogenic amino acids, which are converted into glucose.

In humans, the ketogenic amino acids are leucine and lysine, whereas isoleucine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, and tyrosine can be either ketogenic or glucogenic.

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