Reaction: a medium-chain acyl-CoA + electron-transfer flavoprotein = a medium-chain trans-2,3-dehydroacyl-CoA + reduced electron-transfer flavoprotein
Glossary: a medium-chain acyl-CoA = an acyl-CoA thioester where the acyl chain contains 6 to 12 carbon atoms.
Other name(s): fatty acyl coenzyme A dehydrogenase (ambiguous); acyl coenzyme A dehydrogenase (ambiguous); acyl dehydrogenase (ambiguous); fatty-acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (ambiguous); acyl CoA dehydrogenase (ambiguous); general acyl CoA dehydrogenase (ambiguous); medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase; acyl-CoA:(acceptor) 2,3-oxidoreductase (ambiguous); ACADM (gene name).
Systematic name: medium-chain acyl-CoA:electron-transfer flavoprotein 2,3-oxidoreductase
Comments: Contains FAD as prosthetic group. One of several enzymes that catalyse the first step in fatty acids β-oxidation. The enzyme from pig liver can accept substrates with acyl chain lengths of 4 to 16 carbon atoms, but is most active with C8 to C12 compounds . The enzyme from rat does not accept C16 at all and is most active with C6-C8 compounds . cf. EC 22.214.171.124, short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, EC 126.96.36.199, long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, and EC 188.8.131.52, very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase.
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