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The Pathway Ontology (PW), is currently being developed at the Rat Genome Database. For more information about this vocabulary, please see Petri et al. The rat genome database pathway portal. Database (Oxford). 2011 Apr 8;2011:bar010. Print 2011 or contact us (

Term:carnitine metabolic pathway
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Accession:PW:0002291 term browser browse the term
Definition:Those metabolic reactions involved in the synthesis, utilization and/or degradation of carnitine. Carnitine is derived from lysine and methionine and is important for fatty acid transport into the mitochondrial matrix.
Synonyms:related_synonym: Carnitine metabolism;   carnitine metabolic process

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Symbol Object Name Evidence Notes Source PubMed Reference(s) RGD Reference(s) Position
G Aldh9a1 aldehyde dehydrogenase 9 family, member A1 ISO SMPDB SMP:00465 NCBI chr13:79,505,738...79,522,539
Ensembl chr13:79,505,695...79,540,568
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G Bbox1 gamma-butyrobetaine hydroxylase 1 ISO SMPDB SMP:00465 NCBI chr 3:96,822,654...96,871,786
Ensembl chr 3:96,822,655...96,871,458
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G Setd7 SET domain containing 7, histone lysine methyltransferase ISO SMPDB SMP:00465 NCBI chr 2:135,562,683...135,605,468
Ensembl chr 2:135,562,683...135,605,468
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G Shmt1 serine hydroxymethyltransferase 1 ISO SMPDB SMP:00465 NCBI chr10:45,468,698...45,490,833
Ensembl chr10:45,468,700...45,497,820
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G Tmlhe trimethyllysine hydroxylase, epsilon ISO SMPDB SMP:00465 NCBI chr20:91,234...138,942
Ensembl chr20:91,272...140,386
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  pathway 6098
    classic metabolic pathway 1854
      metabolic pathway of other amino acids 141
        carnitine metabolic pathway 5
          carnitine biosynthetic pathway 5
          carnitine degradation pathway 0
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