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Keyword - Fatty acid metabolism (KW-0276)

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Definition

Protein involved in the biochemical reactions with fatty acids. Fatty acids are 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 metabolic process

Category

Biological process

GOi

fatty acid metabolic process [ GO:0006631 ]

Graphical

Fatty acid metabolismLipid metabolismBiological process