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beta oxidation

[′bād·ə äks·ə′dā·shən]
(biochemistry)
Catabolism of fatty acids in which the fatty acid chain is shortened by successive removal of two carbon fragments from the carboxyl end of the chain.
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Stearoylcarnitine and L-palmitoylcarnitine are derived from mitochondrial beta-oxidation of long chain saturated fatty acids and fatty acid metabolism respectively.
Deficiency of CPT II is the most common autosomal recessive disorder of mitochondrial beta-oxidation of long chain fatty acids.
We speculate that exogenous administration of high doses of catecholamines might cause huge release of fatty acids, which travel to muscles, where they are oxidized to provide energy through the mitochondrial beta-oxidation pathway.
Approximately 300 new entries have been added to this fourth edition, including entries on beta-oxidation, cerebral nuclei, DNA fingerprinting, and rapid eye movement.
Induction of triglyceride accumulation in the liver of rats by perfluorinated fatty acids with different carbon chain lengths: comparison with induction of peroxisomal beta-oxidation.
A function of peroxisomes is to manage the beta-oxidation of long chain fatty acids.
In addition, the metabolism of GHB appears to involve conversion to GABA by way of a nonsuccinic semialdehyde intermediate and/or beta-oxidation to carbon dioxide.