Carnitine palmitoyltransferase I (CPT-I, also known as carnitine acyltransferase I) is a regulatory enzyme in mitochondrial long-chain acyl-CoA uptake and further oxidation. CPT-I is associated with the mt-outer membrane mtOM and catalyses the formation of acylcarnitines from acyl-CoA and L-carnitine. In the next step, acyl-carnitines are transported to the mitochondrial matrix via carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase in exchange for free carnitine. In the inner side of the mtIM carnitine palmitoyltransferase II converts the acyl-carnitines to carnitine and acyl-CoAs. There are three enzyme isoforms: CPT-1A (liver type), CPT-1B (muscle type), CPT-1C (brain type). Isoforms have significantly different kinetic and regulatory properties. Malonyl-CoA is an endogenous inhibitor of CPT-I.
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