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Biochim Biophys Acta. 1992 May 8;1125(3):274-9.

Characteristics and subcellular localization of pristanoyl-CoA synthetase in rat liver.

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Department of Clinical Biochemistry (FO-226), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Abstract

We have investigated the activation of pristanic acid to its CoA-ester in rat liver. The results show that peroxisomes, mitochondria as well as microsomes contain pristanoyl-CoA synthetase activity. On the basis of competition experiments and immunoprecipitation studies using antibodies raised against rat liver microsomal long-chain fatty acyl-CoA synthetase (EC 6.2.1.3) we conclude that pristanic acid is activated by the same enzyme which activates long-chain fatty acids, i.e., long-chain fatty acyl-CoA synthetase.

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1596515
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