Test your knowledge and understanding of the oxidation and synthesis of fatty acids.

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5 Sample Questions

What is the sequential process of fatty acid catabolism to acetyl CoA called?

  • A. ß-oxidation
  • B. Oxidative deamination
  • C. Transamination
  • D. The Cori cycle

Where does the catabolism (breakdown) of lipids mainly occur in the cell?

  • A. Mitochondria
  • B. Cytoplasm
  • C. Nucleus
  • D. Ribosome

In the breakdown of odd numbered chain fatty acids, what would the last cycle of ß-oxidation yield?

  • A. Acetyl CoA and propionyl CoA
  • B. 2 molecules of acetyl CoA
  • C. Succinyl CoA
  • D. Acetyl CoA and succinyl CoA

What is the fate of the propionyl CoA produced in the last cycle of ß-oxidation of an odd numbered chain fatty acid?

  • A. Converted to succinyl CoA for entry into the TCA cycle
  • B. Converted to acetyl CoA for entry into the TCA cycle
  • C. Acts a precursor for the production of glucose
  • D. Transaminated into alanine and converted into pyruvate

The ​catalase required during β-oxidation is involved in:

  • A. Long chain fatty acids oxidation in mitochondria
  • B. Short chain fatty acids oxidation in mitochondria
  • C. Very long chain fatty acids oxidation in peroxisomes
  • D. Medium chain fatty acids oxidation in peroxisomes

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