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ATP Yield

Post by mini101 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:18 pm

Does anyone how to find the ATP yield from one molecule of alpha-linoleic acid (18:3, cis with double bond on 9, 12 and 15th position)?

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:21 pm

yes. look up the mechanism of beta-oxidation in your textbook and then try to do the math. Then come back and one of our users might assist you if your quest. But as I said, the key is in the mechanism of beta-oxidation. All you need to take into consideration is the structure of your acid.
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