Chromatographic and non-chromatographic assay of L-carnitine family components.


L-Carnitine and its acyl esters constitute an endogenous pool of the L-carnitine family, involved in the uptake of free fatty acids in the mitochondria by transfer across their membrane of the acyl moieties to fuel the beta-oxidation and the release of the acetyl group from the mitochondria to the cytosol. Therefore acyl-L-carnitine and acyl-L-carnitine… (More)