Beta-oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids (WP471)

Fatty acid beta-oxidation is the catabolic process by which fatty acid molecules are broken down to generate acetyl-CoA, which enters the citric acid cycle.
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Caenorhabditis elegans


Lipids and LIPID MAPS


Pathway Ontology: fatty acid beta degradation pathway


Label Type Compact Identifier
3-trans-decenoyl-CoA Metabolite chebi:29126
2-trans-4-cis-decadienoyl-CoA Metabolite chebi:29119
cis,cis-3,6-Dodecadienoyl-CoA Metabolite chebi:28002
Linoleoyl-CoA Metabolite chebi:15530
trans-Dec-2-enoyl-CoA Metabolite chebi:10723
trans,cis-Lauro-2,6-dienoyl-CoA Metabolite chebi:28387
Acetyl-CoA Metabolite hmdb:HMDB0001206
T08B2.7 GeneProduct ncbigene:172310
F53C11.3 GeneProduct ncbigene:179872
B0303.3 GeneProduct ncbigene:176216
T08B2.7 GeneProduct ncbigene:172310
T08G2.3 GeneProduct ncbigene:181757
B0303.3 GeneProduct ncbigene:176216


  1. Elle IC, Rødkær SV, Fredens J, Færgeman NJ. A method for measuring fatty acid oxidation in C. elegans. Worm. 2012 Jan 1;1(1):26–30. PubMed Europe PMC Scholia