Figure 22.7. Acyl Carnitine Translocase.

Figure 22.7Acyl Carnitine Translocase

The entry of acyl carnitine into the mitochondrial matrix is mediated by a translocase. Carnitine returns to the cytosolic side of the inner mitochondrial membrane in exchange for acyl carnitine.

From: Section 22.2, The Utilization of Fatty Acids as Fuel Requires Three Stages of Processing

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Biochemistry. 5th edition.
Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L.
New York: W H Freeman; 2002.
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