Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database

Peroxisomal lipid metabolism (R-HSA-390918)

Species Homo sapiens


In humans, the catabolism of phytanate, pristanate, and very long chain fatty acids as well as the first four steps of the biosynthesis of plasmalogens are catalyzed by peroxisomal enzymes. Defects in any of these enzymes or in the assembly of peroxisomes are associated with severe developmental disorders (Wanders and Watherham 2006).

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GO Biological Process cellular lipid metabolic process (0044255)
Literature References
pubMedId Title Journal Year
16756494 Biochemistry of mammalian peroxisomes revisited Annu Rev Biochem 2006