Functional category : Fatty acid oxidation

Name : Fatty acid oxidation
Description : Peroxisome plays a key ROLE in the oxidation of fatty acids (FA) in all peroxisomal bearing organisms. The peroxisome FA substrates in mammals are mainly:

1) 1) very-long-chain fatty acids like C26:0, which are oxidized by the straight chain FA pathway

2) methyl-branched FA like phytanic acid, which are oxidized by the branched chain FA pathway

3) intermediates of the primary bile acids, which are oxidized by the di- and trihydroxycolestanoic acid oxidation pathway

4) and dicarboxylics acids oxidized by the long-chain dicarboxylics pathway.
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