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CHEBI:17066 - (R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid
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The R-enantiomer of 3-hydroxybutyric acid. Involved in the synthesis and degradation of ketone bodies, it can be used as an energy source by the brain during hypoglycaemia, and for the synthesis of biodegradable plastics.
This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.