I'm a student from Germany, and going through my Microbiology lessons, I
stumbled over the Methyl-Citrate-Cycle (I hope this is the correct
translation). It is connected with the dissembly of Alkanes (German:
Beta-Oxidation). This is what I believe to know:
- In case the Alkane contains an uneven amount of C-Atoms, the Product
of the Beta Oxidation is Propionyl-CoA, which is then processed to
Methyl-Isocitrate by the Methyl-Citrate-Cycle.
- Is the above correct? (That's a stupid one)
- What happens to the Methyl-Isocitrate?
- During the course of the Betaoxidation of a C15-Fatty-Acid, would the
Products be several Acetyl-CoA and exactly 1 Propionyl-Coa, or several
I hope I made myself clear, it's not easy for me to translate from
German in this highly specific subject. I'd really appreciate any help
Thanks in advance,