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Fatty Acid Synthase Mechanism

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Fatty Acid Synthases (FASs) catalyze the formation of long-chain fatty acids through a repeating four-step process wherein a two-carbon unit is added to the growing fatty acid chain.

Each of these four steps involves a particular type of reaction all of which are geared toward adding two saturated carbons to the growing chain.

Which of the following selections lists the CORRECT order of these types of reactions?

A

Dehydration, reduction, condensation, reduction

B

Condensation, oxidation, dehydration, reduction

C

Reduction, condensation, reduction, dehydration

D

Reduction, dehydration, reduction, condensation

E

Condensation, reduction, dehydration, reduction

F

Oxidation, condensation, dehydration, reduction