What are the differences between fatty acid synthesis and beta-oxidation?
The two processes are superficially the reverse of one another. There are, however, several important differences, allowing for differential control, with one process inhibited while the other is stimulated.
|multifunctional enzyme||separate enzymes|
|NADPH||NAD and FAD|
49 ATP equivalents
33 ATP equivalents
Acetyl CoA carboxylase
Acetyl CoA availability