Definition: a form of oxidation of fatty acids in which carbons are removed one at a time in the form of CO2; the a-carbon is first hydroxylated and then converted into a carbonyl; a deficiency of this pathway is associated with Refsum disease.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.