2-Ketoglutaric acid is a ketone derivative of glutaric acid and its anion is key intermediate in the Krebs cycle, after isocitrate and before succinyl CoA. It is an important nitrogen transporter and is transaminate along with glutamine to form glutamate. It can be used to differentiate microorganisms based on metabolic properties. It also possesses metabolic properties, decreasing the level of hydrogen peroxide in cell culture.
MW: 146.09 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature.
PubChem Chemical ID: 51