Number ATP to make 1 lipid (palmitic acid) from AcetylCoA precursors

Value 7 Unitless
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference The chemistry of life, Steven Rose, pp. 204, 4th ed. Originally mentioned in link
Comments From pyruvate, 23 ATP molecules are required. 16 to convert 8 pyruvates to 8 acetyl-CoA and 7 to carboxylate 7 acetyl-CoA to 7 malonyl-CoA molecules. The malonyl-CoA molecules are used to synthesize the lipid. Also requires 7 NADPH reducing power units
Entered by Ron Milo, Paul Jorgensen, Mike Springer
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