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Unformatted text preview: group, oxidation of hydroxyl group to keto group, and cleavage of alpha-beta bond. See handout for structures. 10. Similarities are 2 carbon units used in both, reaction mechanism involves beta carbon atom of acyl side chain; differences are location, acyl carrier, redox factors and polypeptide nature of the enzymes (single polypeptide for synthesis, multiple polypeptides for breakdown). True/False 11. T 12. F (FA cannot cross blood-brain barrier) 13. F (we can synthesize some unsaturated FA) 14. F (it is released as carbon dioxide) 15. F (they are made up of long chain fatty acids and alcohols joined by an ester bond) 16. T 17. F (FA are weak acids) 18. F (they are more soluble in organic solvents than aqueous solvents) 19. F (the outer membrane is permeable, the inner membrane is not) 20. T...
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