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Carnitine is synthesized from:
|A||Lysine and methionine|
|B||Malonyl CoA and glycerol phosphate|
|C||Leucine and isoleucine|
|D||Glycine and arginine|
Ans. A Lysine and methionine
- Carnitine is synthesized from lysine and methionine in liver and kidney.
- Carnitine combines with long chain fatty acids to form acylcarnitine. This is essential fortransportation
- of long chain fatty acids into mitochondria because these fatty acids cannot penetrate the inner mitochondrial membrane.
- Besides fructose and lactase, acetylcarnitine is an important source of energy for sperm.