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Unformatted text preview: dehydrogenase reaction of the tricarboxylic acid cycle. The product contains a trans- double bond. Involvement of the beta-carbon in this and subsequent steps gives the pathway its name. There are three fatty acyl CoA dehydrogenases. Each is specific for a different acyl chain length, so different enzymes are involved in different stages of beta-oxidation. Long chain fatty acyl CoA dehydrogenase (LCAD) acts on chains greater than C12. Medium chain fatty acyl CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) acts on chains of C6 to C12. Short chain fatty acyl CoA dehydrogenase (SCAD) acts on chains of C4 to C6. MCAD deficiency is thought to be one of the most common inborn errors of metabolism....
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