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To my understanding beta oxidation is when a fatty acid has its carbons plucked off in groups of 2 (acetyl groups) into acetly-coa which we can dump into the TCA.

At what point would this process stop ? lets say we have a short chain fatty acid like butanoate (4c) would it still transfer an acetyl group leaving an acetate molecule ?

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