Thursday, July 7, 2011

Synthesis of fatty acids (main aspects)

Synthesis of fatty acids
- Type of metabolic pathway: anabolic
- Main goal: synthesis of fatty acids from acetyl-CoA
- Subcellular localization: cytosol
- Number of biochemical reactions (per cycle): 4
- Energetic outcome (per cycle): -2 NADPH and -1 ATP
- Final product (per cycle): fatty acid chain with two more carbons

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