Flashcards in Fatty Acid Biosynthesis Deck (8)
Fatty acids store carbon AND electrons. Electrons are stored as
reduced carbon - CH2 which will later oxidize to CO2
To move Acetyl CoA out of mitochondria, convert it to
What can cross the mitochondrial membrane?
what cannot cross the mitochondrial membrane?
what is the rate limiting step?
Acetyl CoA carboxylase
carboxylation of Acetyl CoA
What is the product of the rate limiting step?
Malonyl CoA - acetyl CoA with CO2
what are the five stages of Fatty acid synthesis?
Loading of the precursors via thioester derviatives
condensation of precursors