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Questions tagged [fatty-acid-synthase]

The chief enzyme involved in fatty acid biosynthesis. They include cerulenin, a natural products produced by the fungi Sarocladium oryzae.

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How does body fat leave your body?

So I know that it’s not from tears or sweat because they are composed of mainly water and sodium, it’s not from going poo or pee as poo and pee are made of the parts of food that supply your body with ...
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Lipids that are not found in human body

I know that human body contains FA some of which are essential and the other is not depending on the ability of the body to synthesize them in a sufficient amount, but I need a reference of the lipids ...
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Why are fatty acids consisting of even number of carbons predominant?

Most of the fatty acids in animal biology consist of even number of carbons in its parent chain. What property of such fatty acids cause the biological systems to prefer them over the odd counterparts?...
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unsaturated fatty acids and hydrogenation [closed]

what is the need to hydrogenate unsaturated fats? When we hydrogenate the unsaturated fatty acid, we eliminate double bonds by adding hydrogen atoms, and this straightens out the natural bent shape ...
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Relationship between fatty acid chain and saponification number

Why do long chain fatty acids have low saponification number? What is the relation of fatty acid chain( R) with saponification number?
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How can an enzyme favor even chained fatty acids?

If we look at text books for the human fatty acid metabolism (FA synthesis or β oxidation), they typically shows even length fatty acids (C8, C10, etc). Now, from a chemical perspective, I am ...
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experimental procedure regarding AceCS1 overexpression

I'm new to biology and was just as to curious on how one can experimentally prove/disprove that AceCS1 overexpression in mammalian cells would yield enhanced rates of fatty acid synthesis through ...
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Fate of Acetyl CoA in well fed state?

When we have eaten well and take fat rich diet then in this condition Acetyl CoA produced from fatty acid breakdown will be gone to storage in adipose tissue or not? If it will go for storage then why ...
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Why don't McDonald's fries decompose?

So I was cleaning out my car and found a McDonalds French fry. as I don't eat anything in my car I know exactly who and when this fry is a result of. The when is + 10 months old and it could pass off ...
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naturally occuring fatty acids

The double bonds in naturally occurring fatty acids present in our body are in cis configuration while the enzymes for beta oxidation can act on trans double bond. Then what will be the significance ...
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Fatty Acid Synthesis

I have a problem in my reasoning on the fatty acid synthesis in the human body. In the synthesis process you have this homodimer. So the synthesis starts with the transfer of a acetyl group from ...
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Does fat on our heart come from the fat that we eat?

If we eat fat: Does the fat go into heart, arteries and fat cells. OR Is the fat digested, following which our body creates fat that goes into heart, arteries and fat cells. Which one is right?
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How can eating bacon not make me fat? [closed]

This page says it won't. This page says it's the carb again http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10454/in-defense-of-bacon-why-eating-fat-can-help-you-get-thin.html I don't see how eating fat will not ...
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Why our body does not produce polyunsaturated fatty acids?

Our body does not produce two polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA): linoleic acid and alfa-linolenic acid. I am thinking reasons for it. Saturated fatty acids have more energy than unsaturated. ...
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Do Fatty Acid Synthase Inhibitors Selectively induce Apoptosis in Cancer cells without inducing the same in healthy human cells?

Do Fatty Acid Synthase (FAS) Inhibitors (e.g. cerulenin) selectively induce apoptosis in cancer cells without inducing the same in healthy human cells?