Fatty acid synthesis in mitochondria of Euglena gracilis.

@article{Inui1984FattyAS,
  title={Fatty acid synthesis in mitochondria of Euglena gracilis.},
  author={Hiroshi Inui and Kazutaka Miyatake and Yoshihisa Nakano and Shozaburo Kitaoka},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  year={1984},
  volume={142 1},
  pages={121-6}
}
A malonyl-CoA-independent fatty acid synthetic system, different from the systems in other subcellular fractions, occurred in mitochondria of Euglena gracilis. The system had ability to synthesize fatty acids directly from acetyl-CoA as both primer and C2 donor using NADH as an electron donor. Fatty acids were synthesized by reversal of beta-oxidation with the exception that enoyl-CoA reductase functioned instead of acyl-CoA dehydrogenase in degradation system. A fairly high activity of enoyl… CONTINUE READING