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Title: An investigation of the kinetics of stearoyl-CoA desaturase in microsomal membranes from mouse
Author: Nair, Ajith Sreekantan
ISNI:       0000 0001 3439 1271
Awarding Body: Glasgow Caledonian University
Current Institution: Glasgow Caledonian University
Date of Award: 2008
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Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD) catalyses the rate-limiting step in the biosynthesis of monounsaturated fatty acids by the insertion of a a ^9-cis double bond into acyl-CoA substrates in the presence of NADH and molecular oxygen. Recent work with animals in which expression of the enzyme has been eliminated, suggests a critical role for this enzyme in regulating lipid metabolism and obesity.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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