Fatty Acid Oxidation


Fatty Acid Oxidation

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 45%
Ease of Revision 8.2 / 10

Another Chapter in metabolism with overlap.

Question Pattern

This chapter expects you to be aware of the different regulatory mechanisms governing fatty acid oxidation.

Read about the effect of hormones too.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Organs using ketone bodies
  • Rate-limiting enzyme in beta-oxidation of fatty acids
  • Enzymes active in prolonged starvation
  • Type I DM – effect on Fat metabolism
  • Enzymes of Fatty acid Oxidation
  • Enzyme deficient in Refsum’s disease

Suggested Revision

  • Energetics of Fatty acid oxidation
  • Ketone bodies – Overview
  • Oxidation of Fatty acids – overview
  • Defects in Fatty acid oxidation
  • Fatty acid transfer across Mitochondria

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