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Basic Information

Enzyme Number

Official Name

butyryl-CoA dehydrogenase

Name from literature

medium chain acyl coA dehydrogenase

Pathway from literature

medium-chain fatty acid beta-oxidation

Pathway from KEGG

Lipid Metabolism; Fatty acid metabolism; map00071

Amino Acid Metabolism; Valine, leucine and isoleucine degradation; map00280

Carbohydrate Metabolism; Butanoate metabolism; map00650


Rat (10116)

Genome localization

12q16[64304 ],


A flavoprotein; forms, with another flavoprotein ('electron-transferring flavoproteins') and EC electron-transferring-flavoprotein dehydrogenase, a system reducing ubiquinone and other acceptors.

Rate-limiting Description

"In contrast, the activity and steady-state levels of medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, which catalyzes a rate-limiting step in FAO, were not significantly reduced until the HF stage, indicating additional control at the translational or post-translational levels in the hypertrophied but nonfailing ventricle." (8941110)

Gene ontology

Gene ontology

GO:0050660 (F) FAD binding [P15651 ];
GO:0006631 (P) fatty acid metabolic process [P15651 ];
GO:0009055 (F) electron carrier activity [P15651 ];
GO:0005759 (C) mitochondrial matrix [P15651 ];
GO:0055114 (P) oxidation reduction [P15651 ];
GO:0004085 (F) butyryl-CoA dehydrogenase activity [P15651 ];

Subcellular localization


mitochondrion [P15651 ];




Entrez Gene


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