Acylcarnitine transferase II


Acylcarnitine transferase I

Acyl carnitine



Figure 11 Carnitine-dependent transfer of fatty acyl groups. Two juxtaposed membrane transferase enzymes, acylcarnitine transferase I,II, are designed to transport a fatty acyl carnitine complex into the mitochondria and return the carnitine for additional reactions. Note that the acyl group is transferred to the carnitine from CoA and returned to CoA inside the mitochondria.

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