10.2 Utilization of fatty acids: β-Oxidation
10.2.1 Transport of fatty acids across the mitochondrial membranes
10.2.2 Reactions in β-oxidation
10.2.3 Reaction mechanisms in β-oxidation
10.2.4 Utilization of propionyl-CoA
10.2.5 Energy balance of β-oxidation
10.2.6 Brown fat tissue
As briefly mentioned before, the utilization of fatty acids occurs by way of conversion to acetyl-CoA. The pathway that accomplishes this is known as β-oxidation. This pathway runs in the mitochondria, so the first task after cellular uptake of the fatty acid molecule is to get the fatty acid into the mitochondrion.