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Biochemistry

6th Edition
Reginald H. Garrett + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305577206
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Biochemistry

6th Edition
Reginald H. Garrett + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305577206

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Chapter 24, Problem 21P
Textbook Problem

Comparing the Reaction of Fatty Acid Synthesis and theTricarboxylic Acid Cycle Consider the synthesis of linoleic acid from palmitic acid, and identify a series of three consecutive reactions that embody chemistry similar to three reactions in the tricarboxylic acid cycle.

Expert Solution
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

A series of three consecutive reactions in the synthesis of linoleic acid from palmitic acid that embody chemistry like three reactions in the tricarboxylic acid cycle needs to be identified.

Concept Introduction:

Palmitic acid has 16 carbon and linoleic acid is a 18 carbon fatty acid and linoleic contains two C=C double bonds. One cycle of fatty acid synthesis is required to undergo to convert palmitic acid to linoleic acid.

Explanation of Solution

For the elongation of palmitic acid chain, thiolase reaction takes place to add two carbons to palmitoyl CoA using acetyl CoA. This adds to the carboxylic end in mitochondria. Then produced ß ketoacyl is reduced into ß hydroxyl. Then this is dehydrated to form a double bond...

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