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Carnitine O-palmitoyltransferase (also called carnitine palmitoyltransferase) is a mitochondrial transferase enzyme (EC 18.104.22.168) involved in the metabolism of palmitoylcarnitine into palmitoyl-CoA. A related transferase is carnitine acyltransferase.
Acyl-CoA from cytosol to the mitochondrial matrix
Human forms of CPT
There are four different forms of CPT in humans:
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