Fatty acid synthesis

Learn about the key steps involved in fatty acid synthesis and how they contribute to the production of essential lipids in the body. Discover tips and techniques to optimize this process for better health.
TJ . The generation of reducing equivalents, in the form of NADPH, used in reductive biosynthesis reactions within cells (e.g. fatty acid synthesis). Production of ribose 5-phosphate (R5P), used in the synthesis of nucleotides and nucleic acids. Production of erythrose 4-phosphate (E4P) used in the synthesis of aromatic amino acids. Aromatic amino acids, in turn, are precursors for many biosynthetic pathways, including the lignin in wood.[citation needed] Dietary pentose sugars derived from the Biochemistry, Metabolism, Nucleic Acid, Pentose Phosphate Pathway, Fatty Acids, Amino Acids, Oxidative Stress, Physiology, Adrenal Cortex

TJ . The generation of reducing equivalents, in the form of NADPH, used in reductive biosynthesis reactions within cells (e.g. fatty acid synthesis). Production of ribose 5-phosphate (R5P), used in the synthesis of nucleotides and nucleic acids. Production of erythrose 4-phosphate (E4P) used in the synthesis of aromatic amino acids. Aromatic amino acids, in turn, are precursors for many biosynthetic pathways, including the lignin in wood.[citation needed] Dietary pentose sugars derived from…

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FATTY ACID BIOSYNTHESIS • Occurs in the liver and adipose tissue (cytosol) • After a carbohydrate-rich meal (high insulin:glucagon ratio) • Not just reverse of beta-oxidation: distinct enzymes and compartments Reactions 1. Citrate Shuttle • Acetyl CoA in mitochondrial matrix transported to cytosol as citrate • Citrate synthase: citrate from oxaloacetate and acetyl CoA (also first CAC rxn) • Citrate a marker of high intracellular energy (CAC intermediate) 2. Malonyl CoA Formation • Acetyl CoA…

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