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Beta-Oxidation of Polyunsaturated 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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It should be noted, that all polyunsaturated fatty acids with a divinyl-methyl configuration are oxidized using the following pathway. Arachadonic Acid is used only as a typical example for illustration purposes.

cis-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoyl-CoA
Arachidonyl-CoA (20:4cD5,8,11,14)
3,6,9,12-Octadecatetraenoyl-CoA
3,6,9,12-Octadecatetraenoyl-CoA (18:4cD3,6,9,12)
2,6,9,12-Octadecatetraenoyl-CoA
2,6,9,12-Octadecatetraenoyl-CoA (18:4D2,6,9,12)
4,7,10-Hexadecatrienoyl-CoA
4,7,10-Hexadecatrienoyl-CoA (16:3cD4,7,10)
2,4,7,10-Hexadecatetraenoyl-CoA
2,4,7,10-Hexadecatetraenoyl-CoA (16:4D2,4,7,10)
3,7,10-Hexadecatrienoyl-CoA
3,7,10-Hexadecatrienoyl-CoA (16:3cD3,7,10)
2,7,10-Hexadecatrienoyl-CoA
2,7,10-Hexadecatrienoyl-CoA (16:3D2,7,10)
3,6-Dodecadienoyl-CoA
3,6-Dodecadienoyl-CoA (12:2cD3,6)

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