Fatty Acid Desaturation Gets a NAD + Reputation

Andrew J. Lutkewitte, Shawn C. Burgess, Brian N. Finck

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delta-5 desaturase and delta-6 desaturase are enzymes known to be involved in the synthesis of highly unsaturated fatty acids. In this issue, Kim et al. (2019) show that production of NAD + by this desaturase reaction is an adaptive response to NAD + depletion that may regulate cellular REDOX status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)790-792
Number of pages3
JournalCell Metabolism
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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