Functional category : Fatty acid synthesis/PUFAS synthesis

Name : Fatty acid synthesis/PUFAS synthesis
Description : Peroxisomal beta-oxidation can produce polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) by shortening the carbon-chain, instead of elongating as it happens in the endoplasmatic reticulum. The PUFAs synthetized in the peroxisome are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6n-3), the main compound in plasmalogens, and docosapentaenoic acid (C22:5n-3). We included the only enzyme involved in chain elongation (PECR).
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