5.07SC | Fall 2013 | Undergraduate

Biological Chemistry I

Module II: Production of Energy in the Cell

Session 15: Special Cases in Fatty Acid Metabolism

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Lecture Topics

  • Specialized Pathways of Fatty Acid Oxidation
  • Isomerases Reposition Double Bonds
  • Carboxylases Add Carbons


  • No textbook readings

Lecture Video: Special Cases in Fatty Acid Metabolism

Professor Essigmann explores several special cases in fatty acid metabolism in this video. This includes fatty acids that have a cis-double bond and fatty acids that have an odd number of carbons.

Problem Set & Solutions

Problem Solving Video: Problem Set 9, Problem 1: Catabolism of Triacylglycerols

In this problem, Dr. Fedeles calculates how much energy we get from metabolizing a molecule of fat. In this case, the fat is triacylglycerols which are synthesized from three fatty acids joined together by one glycerol molecule.

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