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mitochondrial fatty acid beta-oxidation of saturated fatty acids

Stable Identifier
R-HSA-77286
Type
Pathway
Species
Homo sapiens
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Summation

Once fatty acids have been imported into the mitochondrial matrix by the carnitine acyltransferases, the beta-oxidation spiral begins. Each turn of this spiral concludes with the repetitive removal of two carbon units from the fatty acyl chain. beta-oxidation of saturated fatty acids (fatty acids with even numbered carbon chains and no double bonds) involves four different enzymatic steps: oxidation, hydration, a second oxidation, and a concluding thiolysis step, resulting in the two-carbon acetyl-CoA and a newly CoA primed acyl-CoA for the next turn of the spiral.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
  The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, 8th ed   2001
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