Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0006635 - fatty acid beta-oxidation

Definition: A fatty acid oxidation process that results in the complete oxidation of a long-chain fatty acid. Fatty acid beta-oxidation begins with the addition of coenzyme A to a fatty acid, and occurs by successive cycles of reactions during each of which the fatty acid is shortened by a two-carbon fragment removed as acetyl coenzyme A; the cycle continues until only two or three carbons remain (as acetyl-CoA or propionyl-CoA respectively).

Parent Classes:
GO:0009062 - fatty acid catabolic process ,
GO:0019395 - fatty acid oxidation

Child Classes:
GO:0033539 - fatty acid beta-oxidation using acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (1) ,
GO:0033542 - fatty acid beta-oxidation, unsaturated, even number (2)

Term Members:
acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (fadE) ,
FadJ monomer ,
FadI monomer ,
dodecenoyl-CoA δ-isomerase, enoyl-CoA hydratase, 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA epimerase, 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (fadB) ,
3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase (fadA) ,
FadD ,
thioesterase III (fadM)

Unification Links: GO:0006635

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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