Fatty acid degradation is the process in which fatty acids are broken down into their metabolites, in the end generating acetyl-CoA, the entry molecule for the citric acid cycle, the main energy supply of animals. It includes three major steps:
- Lipolysis of and release from adipose tissue
- Activation and transport into mitochondria
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