Succinyl-CoA:3-oxoacid CoA transferase deficiency (SCOT deficiency) is an inborn error of ketone body utilization. Succinyl-CoA:3-oxoacid CoA transferase catalyzes the transfer of coenzyme A from succinyl-coenzyme A to acetoacetate. It can be caused by mutation in the "OXCT1" gene.
First described in 1972, more than 30 people have been reported in the medical literature with this inborn error of metabolism. They experience attacks of ketoacidosis during illness, and even when unwell may have elevated levels of ketone bodies in blood and urine (ketonemia and ketonuria, respectively). Not all people with SCOT deficiency have persistent ketonemia and ketonuria, particularly those with milder defects of enzyme activity.