The Multienzyme Systems of Fatty Acid Biosynthesis

  • M. Sumper
  • F. Lynen
Part of the Colloquium der Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie 13.–15. April 1972 in Mosbach/Baden book series (MOSBACH, volume 23)


The synthesis of long-chain fatty acids from acetyl-CoA is catalyzed by two enzyme systems. Both systems are multienzyme assemblies; the acetyl-CoA carboxylase with just two partial enzyme activities is one of the simplest, and the fatty acid synthetase with at least seven partial enzyme activities is one of the more complex multienzyme systems.


Fatty Acid Biosynthesis Pyruvate Carboxylase Fatty Acid Synthetase Multienzyme System Pyruvate Carboxy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Sumper
    • 1
  • F. Lynen
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für ZellchemieMünchenGermany

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