beta-oxidation


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be·ta-ox·i·da·tion

 (bā′tə-ŏk′sĭ-dā′shən, bē′-)
n.
The oxidative degradation of saturated fatty acids, occurring in a repeating cycle of steps in which a two-carbon unit is removed from the molecule during each cycle.
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The therapeutic effect of EAS on PD may involve in regulating the tyrosine metabolism, mitochondrial beta-oxidation of long chain saturated fatty acids, fatty acid metabolism, methionine metabolism, and sphingolipid metabolism.
Diminished carnitine reserves in muscle of obese rats was accompanied by marked perturbations in mitochondrial fuel metabolism, including low rates of complete fatty acid oxidation, elevated incomplete beta-oxidation, and impaired substrate switching from fatty acid to pyruvate.
In comparison, the presence of: multiple small intracellular lipid droplets with an undisplaced nucleus generally defines microvesicular steatosis, which has been thought to result from impaired mitochondrial beta-oxidation of fatty acids, Dr.
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.