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Beta-Oxidation of Fatty Acids

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Why are most of the fatty acids found in animal tissues composed of an even number of carbon atoms?

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Most of the fatty acids in animals are utilized through the process of beta-oxidation. In beta-oxidation the product is ...

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Beta-oxidation in animals occurs in matrix of mitochondria. It results in in the production of two carbon compounds acetyl CoA which enters into kreb cycle

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Beta-Oxidation of Odd and Even Carbon Fatty Acids

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BCH-100
Fall 2007
BLH #13
(4 points)
Question #1: (0.8 point)
How many acetyl CoA's will come from a 12 carbon acyl-CoA?
a.) 5
b.) 6
c.) 7
d.) 12
e.) none
Question #2: (0.8 point)
How many acetyl CoA's will come from a 13 carbon acyl-CoA?
a.) 5
b.) 6
c.) 7
d.) 12
e.) none
Question #3: (0.8 point)
How many propionyl-CoA's come from a 13 carbon acyl-CoA?
a.) 0
b.) 1
c.) 2
d.) 8
e.) 17
Question #4: (0.8 point)
How many rounds of beta-oxidation will a 12 carbon acyl-CoA go through?
a.) 5
b.) 6
c.) 7
d.) 12
e.) none
Question #5: (0.8 point)
How many rounds of beta-oxidation will a 13 carbon acyl-CoA go through?
a.) 5
b.) 6
c.) 7
d.) 12
e.) none

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