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The chemical reactions and pathways involving fatty acids, aliphatic monocarboxylic acids liberated from naturally occurring fats and oils by hydrolysis. The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of fatty acids with a chain length of between 8 and 12 carbons. The chemical reactions and pathways involving medium-chain fatty acids, aliphatic compounds having a terminal carboxyl group and with a chain length of C8-12.

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GO TERM SUMMARY

Name: medium-chain fatty acid catabolic process
Acc: GO:0051793
Aspect: Biological Process
Desc: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of fatty acids with a chain length of between 8 and 12 carbons.
Synonyms:
  • medium chain fatty acid catabolism
  • medium chain fatty acid catabolic process
  • medium-chain fatty acid catabolism
  • medium-chain fatty acid breakdown
  • medium-chain fatty acid degradation
Proteins in PDR annotated with:
   This term: 2 [Search]
   Term or descendants: 2 [Search]


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INTERACTIVE GO GRAPH

GO:0051793 - medium-chain fatty acid catabolic process (interactive image map)

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