B-oxidation


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B-oxidation

the process during the breakdown of a fatty acid by which two-carbon acetyl groups are removed and combined with coenzyme A to form ACETYL-CoA.
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It is demonstrated that caffeine induces inhibitory effects of fat accumulation by upregulating the activities of enzymes involved in hepatic b-oxidation of fatty acid and suppressing the activities of enzymes involved in the fatty acid synthesis.
Investigation of B-oxidation intermediates in normal and MCAD deficient human fibroblasts using tandem mass spectrometry.
Straight-chain aldehydes may result from B-oxidation of unsaturated FA or from amino acids by strecker degradation.