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I am thinking if kidneys can use ketone bodies as fuel. Ketone bodies are water-soluble so no problem because of solubility. The existence of the enzyme determines the answer.

Can kidneys use ketone bodies as fuel?

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This article's abstract says that 3-ketoacid-CoA transferase was found in the kidney: nature.com/pr/journal/v42/n4/abs/pr19972518a.html –  Alexandria Mar 23 '13 at 23:18
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This article's abstract says that 3-ketoacid-CoA transferase was found in the kidney: nature.com/pr/journal/v42/n4/abs/pr19972518a.html

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