|Category||structural or functional annotations|
|Description||A metabolic pathway by which 3-methyl branched fatty acids are degraded. These compounds are not degraded by the normal peroxisomal beta-oxidation pathway, because the 3-methyl blocks the dehydrogenation of the hydroxyl group by hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase. The 3-methyl branched fatty acid is converted in several steps to pristenic acid, which can then feed into the beta-oxidative pathway. (Gene Ontology, GO_0001561)|
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5 proteins participating in the fatty acid α-oxidation pathway from the HumanCyc Pathways dataset.