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Mitochondrial β-oxidation spiral starts with the enzymes ACAD9 and VLCAD Variant 3 for some specific substrates. Whereas the former seems to be specific to unsaturated fatty acids and has been implicated to have a role as an assembly factor interacting with ECSIT, the latter has never been studied for function and role in physiology; only its isoenzyme VLCAD short has been studied. The latter is more specific to very long (greater than 16 carbons chain length) saturated acyl-CoAs. A potential physiological role for the latter is it being organ specific. Deciphering the role of these proteins in physiology is part of our lab’s research focus.
Al-Walid A. Mohsen, PhD
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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