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Information on EC - medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase

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Contains FAD as prosthetic group. One of several enzymes that catalyse the first step in fatty acids beta-oxidation. The enzyme from pig liver can accept substrates with acyl chain lengths of 4 to 16 carbon atoms, but is most active with C8 to C12 compounds . The enzyme from rat does not accept C16 at all and is most active with C6-C8 compounds . cf. EC, short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, EC, long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, and EC, very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
medium-chain acyl-coa dehydrogenase, acadm, medium chain acyl-coa dehydrogenase, acyl coa dehydrogenase, medium-chain acyl-coenzyme a dehydrogenase, acyl coenzyme a dehydrogenase, mcadh, medium-chain acyl coa dehydrogenase, acyl dehydrogenase, pmcad, more
a medium-chain acyl-CoA + electron-transfer flavoprotein = a medium-chain trans-2,3-dehydroacyl-CoA + reduced electron-transfer flavoprotein
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