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V. De novo Synthesis of Fatty Acids

Overview Overview: Tissue locations Overview: Reaction sum     Enzymes and Isolated Reactions Enzymes and Isolated Reactions: Acetyl CoA carboxylase Enzymes and Isolated Reactions: Activities of FA Synthase Enzymes and Isolated Reactions: Characteristics of Fatty Acyl Synthase     Acetyl Groups and Reducing Equivalents     Previous Page Next Page

Acetyl Groups and Reducing Equivalents

Acetyl groups are produced in the mitochondria by pyruvate dehydrogenase, and are transported to the cytoplasm.

NADPH is produced mostly by the hexose monophosphate pathway.

The malic enzyme might also contribute to NADPH production.


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