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Old 01-09-2014
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Default Fatty acid synthesis

HOW MANY ATPs are required to produce a fatty acid?
Kaplan says 7 atps
but I think that it should be 8 atps...

acetyl coA to malonyl coA requires 1 atp
Palmitoyl CoA which is 16 carbons requires 8 acetyl coA

therefore one might think that it would take 8 atps to synthesize Palmitoyl CoA

How come Kaplan says only 7 are required?
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Not sure, but if I remember correct, you should not count the first one. 2 ActCoA are connected by one ATP, 3 ActCoA with two,....So 8 ActCoA are attached by just 7. It is a really long time since I went over this subject.
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