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II. Acetyl CoA -- The Center of Lipid Metabolism

Overview of Acetyl CoA Metabolism Precursors of Acetyl CoA Products of Acetyl CoA Metabolism Structure of Acetyl CoA Function of CoA     Previous Page Next Page

Products of Acetyl CoA Metabolism

It can be converted to fatty acids, which in turn give rise to:

It is the precursor of cholesterol, which can be converted to:

It produces energy, generated by the complete oxidation of acetyl CoA to carbon dioxide and water through the tricarboxylic acid cycle and oxidative phosphorylation.

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