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Keyword - Fatty acid biosynthesis (KW-0275)

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Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of fatty acids, long chain organic acids of the general formula CH3(CnHx)COOH. They are constituents of lipids and can be saturated or unsaturated. The esterified forms are important both as energy storage molecules and structural molecules.

Synonyms

  • Fatty acid anabolism
  • Fatty acid biosynthetic process
  • Fatty acid formation
  • Fatty acid synthesis

Category

Biological process

GOi

fatty acid biosynthetic process [ GO:0006633 ]

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Fatty acid biosynthesisFatty acid metabolismLipid metabolismLipid biosynthesisBiological process