AAT Bioquest

What end product does each beta oxidation cycle yield?

Posted October 12, 2023


The end products of a beta oxidation cycle are acetyl-CoA, NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), FADH2 (flavin adenine dinucleotide), and H. During fatty acid beta oxidation, long chain acyl-CoA molecules are broken down to form acetyl-CoA molecules, which enter the citric acid cycle to produce energy in the form of ATP.

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Peroxisomal beta-oxidation enzymes

Cell Meter™ Intracellular Colorimetric Lipid Peroxidation (MDA) Assay Kit