In this webinar, we will cover fat metabolism, which includes beta oxidation and the synthesis of ketone bodies. Beta oxidation occurs in a starved state and when the body has run out of glucose stores to metabolize. Ketone bodies also result from a starved state. We will review how and when ketone bodies come about.
At a glance
Predict how many cycles of beta-oxidation a fatty acid will require and the steps following
Recognize ketone bodies and predict their effect on the body
Beta-oxidation, its general steps and regulation
Fat metabolism in relation to other metabolic pathways
Ketone bodies, their functions and connection with fat metabolism
On the MCAT
Metabolic pathways are high-yield topics on the MCAT and beta-oxidation is more often asked about than synthesis, though both are fair game.
Ketone bodies are easier than you think if you know the basic properties!
Organic chem and gen chem may find their way into questions about this topic.
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