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Activation & Transport of Fatty Acids
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CHAPTER 1: LIPIDS
CHAPTER 2: PROTEINS
CHAPTER 3: CARBOHYDRATES
CHAPTER 4 - NUCLEIC ACIDS
CHAPTER 5: BINDING
CHAPTER 6 - TRANSPORT AND KINETICS
CHAPTER 7 - CATALYSIS
CHAPTER 8: OXIDATIVE-PHOSPHORYLATION
CHAPTER 9 - SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION
Chapter 10: METABOLIC PATWAYS
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Overall Reaction for the Pathway

Fatty Acid + ATP + Coenzyme A ---> Fatty Acyl-CoA + Pyrophosphate + AMP + H+

It should be noted, that all long chain fatty acids are transported into the matrix of the mitochondria via the following pathway. Stearate is used only as a typical example for illustration.

Stearate
Fatty Acid
Stearyl Acyl Adenylate
Fatty Acyl Adenylate
Stearyl-CoA
Fatty Acyl CoA
Stearyl Carnithine
Fatty Acyl Carnithine
Stearyl Carnithine
Fatty Acyl Carnithine
Stearyl-CoA
Fatty Acyl CoA

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