||Contains FAD as prosthetic group. One of several enzymes that catalyse the first step in fatty acids β-oxidation. The enzyme is most active toward long-chain acyl-CoAs such as C14, C16 and C18, but is also active with very-long-chain acyl-CoAs up to 24 carbons. It shows no activity for substrates of less than 12 carbons. Its specific activity towards palmitoyl-CoA is more than 10-fold that of the long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase . cf. EC 220.127.116.11, short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, EC 18.104.22.168, medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, and EC 22.214.171.124, long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase.
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