Functional category : Fatty acid chain elongation

Name : Fatty acid chain elongation
Description : Peroxisome is focused on fatty acid oxidation, but presence of the trans 2-enoyl-CoA reductase (PECR) in chordata suggests that could also play a ROLE in fatty acid synthesis. This enzyme may catalyse the irreversible ACOX reaction. As long as the beta-oxidation is reversible except for ACOX reaction, the presence of PECR could allow complete the reverse beta-oxidation and, therefore, the chain elongation.
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