Beta Oxidation: Definition & Steps


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Beta oxidation, the process by which fatty acids are broken down for energy production, takes place where?

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1. What happens during the first step of beta-oxidation?

2. What enzyme is responsible for changing 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA back into an Acyl-CoA and creating an acetyl-CoA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz will gauge your grasp of beta oxidation. You'll need to know certain topics like two attacked carbons of acyl-CoA and identifying new molecules formed by alpha carbons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can you utilize these resources to test how well you can:

  • Calculate how many carbons are lost during rounds of beta oxidation
  • Recognize the steps of beta oxidation
  • Name the enzyme that changes 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA back into Acyl-CoA
  • Identify the location of beta oxidation

Skills Practiced

Use the worksheet and quiz to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on beta oxidation
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about enzymes in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about carbons

Additional Learning

Want to know more about beta oxidation? Utilize this lesson named Beta Oxidation: Definition & Steps, which covers the following:

  • Define saturated
  • Understand specific 'players' in beta oxidation process
  • Realize the role of Coenzyme A (CoA)
  • Be able to explain acyl-CoA