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IX. Mitochondrial beta-oxidation

Overview     Four enzymes and reactions Four enzymes and reactions: Dehydrogenation Four enzymes and reactions: Hydration Four enzymes and reactions: 2nd dehydrogenation Four enzymes and reactions: Thiolytic cleavage     Complete beta-oxidation of palmitoyl CoA     Additional Enzymes Additional Enzymes: Enoyl CoA Additional Enzymes: trans- vs cis Additional Enzymes: Propionyl CoA     Summary     Previous Page Next Page

Additional Enzymes: Propionyl CoA

Handling the three-carbon propionyl CoA

Fatty acids with an odd number of carbons in their chains require a means of handling the three-carbon propionyl CoA that is the final fragment produced by beta-oxidation of such a chain:

Propionyl CoA Production
Propionyl  CoA Carboxylation
Methylmalonyl CoA Racemase
Methylmalonyl CoA Mutase


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