Carnitine

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Carnitine

Description

Carnitine is an important factor for the transport of long-chain fatty acids bound to carnitine (carnitine acyltransferase) into the mitochondrial matrix for subsequent β-oxidation. There are two enantiomers: D- and L-carnitine. Only the L-isomer is physiologically active.

Abbreviation: Car


MitoPedia topics: Substrate and metabolite 

Application in HRR

  • L-carnitine: Sigma Aldrich; C0158; FW=161.2

Feeding carnitine