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Carnitine palmitoyltransferase

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Carnitine palmitoyltransferase

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme that reversibly forms acylcarnitines and coenzyme a from carnitine and acylcoenzyme a (often, palmitoyl-CoA); important in fatty acid oxidation. Deficiency of isozyme i results in ketogenesis with hypoglycaemia; deficiency of isozyme II affects primarily skeletal muscle.