Ornithine oxoglutarate

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Ornithine oxoglutarate
Clinical data
ATC code
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ECHA InfoCard 100.047.261
Chemical and physical data
Formula C10H18N2O7
Molar mass 278.26 g·mol−1
3D model (Jmol)

Ornithine oxoglutarate (OGO) or ornithine α-ketoglutarate (OKG) is a drug used in liver therapy. It is the salt formed from ornithine and alpha-ketoglutaric acid. It is also used to improve nutritional health in elderly patients.[1][2]


  1. ^ Blonde-Cynober, F; Aussel, C; Cynober, L (2003). "Use of ornithine α-ketoglutarate in clinical nutrition of elderly patients". Nutrition. 19 (1): 73–5. doi:10.1016/S0899-9007(02)00849-3. PMID 12507647. 
  2. ^ Patrice Brocker; Bruno Vellas; Jean-Louis Albarede; Thierry Poynard (July 1994). "A two-centre, randomized, double-blind trial of ornithine oxoglutarate in 194 elderly, ambulatory, convalescent subjects". Age and Ageing.