Biochemistry - ATP Synthesis and Fatty Acid Oxidation - Discussion

Discussion :: ATP Synthesis and Fatty Acid Oxidation - Section 1 (Q.No.3)


Long-chain fatty acids are oxidized step-wise in one carbon units starting from the

[A]. carboxyl end
[B]. aliphatic end
[C]. both (a) and (b)
[D]. none of these

Answer: Option A


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Eshep said: (Jun 5, 2012)  
Two carbon units are removed at a time!

Ngoleluk Putan Samuel said: (Jun 11, 2016)  
Fatty acids synthesis begins from methyl end and proceeds towards the carboxylic acid end. Thus, carbon16 and carbon15 are added first and carbon2 and carbon1 are added last.

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