Fatty Acid Synthesis

Fatty acid synthesis is the creation of fatty acids from acetyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA precursors through action of enzymes called fatty acid synthases. It is an important part of the lipogenesis process, which - together with glycolysis - stands behind creating fats from blood sugar in living organisms.

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Lipogenesis - Fatty Acid Synthesis - Control and Regulation - Acetyl-CoA Carboxylase
... deactivation, thereby inhibiting ACC and slowing fat synthesis ... the equilibrium over to increase production of fatty acids through biosynthesis ... Long chain fatty acids are negative allosteric regulators of ACC and so when the cell has sufficient long chain fatty acids, they will eventually inhibit ...
Long-chain-fatty-acid—Co A Ligase - Inhibition By Long Chain Fatty Acyl-CoAs
... A long term and short term regulation controls fatty acid synthesis ... Long term fatty acid synthesis regulation is dependent on the rate of acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) synthesis, the rate-limiting enzyme and first enzyme of the fatty acid synthesis, and fatty acid synthase (FAS), the ... Cellular fatty acyl-CoA is involved in the short term regulation, but there is not a full understanding of the mechanisms ...
Plasmodium Falciparum Biology - Liver Stage - Molecular Biology of Liver Stages
... the conversion of pyruvate to acetyl-CoA, an important precursor for the tricarboxylic acid cycle and type II fatty acid synthesis ... In the species Plasmodium yoelli the exit from the liver appears to be dependent on type II fatty acid synthesis ... E3 subunits produce a phenotype similar to that found in mutants of the type II fatty acid synthesis pathway ...
Apicoplast - Function - Fatty Acid Synthesis
... If unable to synthesize sufficient fatty acids the parasite is unable to form the parasitophorous vacuole (PV) that is imperative to a successful invasion of host cells ... This conclusion is supported by the discovery of Type II Fatty Acid Synthase (FAS) machinery in the apicoplast ...
Fatty Acid Synthesis - Branched-chain Fatty Acids - Tuberculostearic Acid Synthesis
... Tuberculostearic acid (D-10-Methylstearic acid) is a saturated fatty acid that is known to be produced by Mycobacterium spp ... It is formed from the precursor oleic acid (a monosaturated fatty acid) ... After oleic acid is esterified to a phospholipid, S-adenosyl-methionine donates a methyl group to the double bond of oleic acid ...

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