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VIII. Fatty Acid Activation and Transport into the Mitochondria

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Fatty acids inside the cell, like glucose, must be activated before proceeding through metabolism.

Activation consists of conversion of the nonesterified fatty acid to its CoA derivative.

The activated fatty acid may then be transported into the mitochondrion for energy production. Unlike transport across the plasma membrane, transport across the mitochondrial membrane requires a carrier.


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