fatty acid oxidation cycle

fat·ty ac·id ox·i·da·tion cy·cle

a series of reactions involving acyl-coenzyme A compounds, whereby these undergo beta oxidation and thioclastic cleavage, with the formation of acetyl-coenzyme A; the major pathway of fatty acid catabolism in living tissue.

fat·ty ac·id ox·i·da·tion cy·cle

(fat'ē as'id oks'i-dā'shŭn sī'kĕl)
A series of reactions involving acyl-coenzyme A compounds; the major pathway of fatty acid catabolism in living tissue.
See also: beta (β)-oxidation
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