Answer to Question #190633 in Biochemistry for Hazel Balanon

Question #190633


Derive the energy generated in terms of ATP molecules from the complete oxidation of a molecule of saturated fatty acid composed of fourteen (14) carbon atoms into carbon dioxide and water.

Note: Start with Beta -Oxidation of the fatty acid then proceed to KREBS’s Cycle with the ETS


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2021-05-12T07:38:02-0400


In addition, two equivalents of ATP are lost during the activation of the fatty acid. Therefore, the total ATP yield can be stated as: (n - 1) * 14 + 10 - 2 = total ATP.

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Energy yield.


Source ATP Total


1 NADH × 2.5 ATP = 2.5 ATP

(Theoritically

3 ATP)


1 acetyl CoA × 10 ATP = 10 ATP

( Theoritically

12 ATP)



TOTAL = 14 ATP

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