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beta oxidation[′bād·ə äks·ə′dā·shən]
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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The major pathways of VA biotransformation include b-oxidation
and conjugation with glucuronic acid, and only a smaller part of the metabolism occurs via CYP2D6 isoenzyme-dependent oxidation and desaturation reactions (4).
Novel fatty acid B-oxidation
enzymes in rat liver mitochondria I.
Furthermore, products of the peroxisomal b-oxidation
system, including acetyl-CoA, are transported as carnitine-esters from peroxisomes to mitochondria for complete degradation to C[O.