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Term Information

Accession
GO:0006853
Name
carnitine shuttle
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The transfer of acyl groups to and from acyl-CoA molecules to form O-acylcarnitine, which can exchange across the mitochondrial inner membrane with unacylated carnitine. Source: ISBN:0198547684
Comment
See also the cellular component term 'mitochondrial inner membrane ; GO:0005743'.
History
See term history for GO:0006853 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of carnitine shuttle (GO:0006853)
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carnitine shuttle [is_a relation] is_a  long-chain fatty acid transport (GO:0015909)
carnitine shuttle [is_a relation] is_a  mitochondrial transmembrane transport (GO:1990542)
carnitine shuttle [is_a relation] is_a  intracellular lipid transport (GO:0032365)
carnitine shuttle [is_a relation] is_a  fatty acid transmembrane transport (GO:1902001)

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