Fatty Acid Degradation

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
  • β-oxidation

Read more about Fatty Acid Degradation:  Lipolysis and Release, Activation and Transport Into Mitochondria, β-oxidation

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