Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase

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Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase

Description

Carnitine-acylcarnitine translocase (CACT) is part of the carnitine shuttle which mediates the mitochondrial transport of long-chain fatty acids where the fatty acid oxidation occurs. CACT is an internal mt-IM protein and transports acyl-carnitines into the mitochondrial matrix in exchange for free carnitine.

Abbreviation: CACT



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