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Question Function of Carnitine?

A 6-month-old child undergoes a university medical center metabolic evaluation because of persistent hypoglycemia, hyperammonemia, skeletal muscle weakness, and myoglobinuria. After detailed studies, defective carnitine biosynthesis is identified. This molecule is necessary for which of the following biochemical functions?
A. Carboxylation of glutamic acid
B. Decarboxylation of alpha-ketoacids
C. Synthesis of 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol
D. Synthesis of rhodopsin ii photoreceptor pigments of the eye
E. Transport of long chain fatty acids into mitochondria
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Warning! E. Transport of long chain fatty acids into mitochondria

E. Transport of long chain fatty acids into mitochondria
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Yup agreed... E.
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YES.you re right.Carnitine is important in transferring fatty acids from the cytoplasm into the mitochondria (the carnitine shuttle).So,it is involved in the oxidation of fatty acids
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woohoo!! i guessed E too before looking at the answer!

cool. thanks sam!
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