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Term:carnitine shuttle
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Definition:The transfer of acyl groups to and from acyl-CoA molecules to form O-acylcarnitine, which can exchange across the mitochondrial inner membrane with unacylated carnitine.
Comment:See also the cellular component term 'mitochondrial inner membrane ; GO:0005743'.
Synonyms:xref: Wikipedia:Carnitine#Role_in_fatty_acid_metabolism

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  biological_process 19439
    cellular process 18178
      transmembrane transport 1612
        mitochondrial transmembrane transport 94
          carnitine shuttle 0
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  biological_process 19439
    localization 6373
      establishment of localization 4900
        transport 4760
          ion transport 1777
            anion transport 652
              organic anion transport 507
                carboxylic acid transport 342
                  monocarboxylic acid transport 184
                    fatty acid transport 98
                      long-chain fatty acid transport 67
                        carnitine shuttle 0
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