Flashcards in Beta oxidation of fatty acids Deck (7)
A chain of FA is too long to enter the mitochondria, what the modifications required for transport in?
Long chain FAs are converted to acylcarnitine derivatives
what transporter is responsible for transporting FAs into the mitochondria?
Carnitine: acylcarnitine translocase (CAT)
Name a key regulatory step early in beta oxidation of FAs
the transport of FAs into the mitochondria by CAT
What carries long chain FA in the blood?
transporter that moves FAs across the plasma membrane
during fasting, what is the primary fuel?