The Chemical Reactions and Pathways Resulting in the Formation of a Fatty Acid Any of the Aliphatic Monocarboxylic Acids That Can Be Liberated by Hydrolysis From Naturally Occurring Fats and Oils. Fatty Acids Are Predominantly Straight Chain Acids of 4 to 24 Carbon Atoms Which May Be Saturated or Unsaturated; Branched Fatty Acids and Hydroxy Fatty Acids Also Occur and Very Long Chain Acids of Over 30 Carbons Are Found in Waxes.
The Chemical Reactions and Pathways Including Anabolism and Catabolism by Which Living Organisms Transform Chemical Substances. Metabolic Processes Typically Transform Small Molecules But Also Include Macromolecular Processes Such As DNA Repair and Replication and Protein Synthesis and Degradation.
Catalysis of an Oxidation Reduction (redox) Reaction a Reversible Chemical Reaction in Which the Oxidation State of an Atom or Atoms Within a Molecule Is Altered. One Substrate Acts As a Hydrogen or Electron Donor and Becomes Oxidized While the Other Acts As Hydrogen or Electron Acceptor and Becomes Reduced.
Interacting Selectively and Non Covalently with Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide a Coenzyme Involved in Many Redox and Biosynthetic Reactions; Binding May Be to Either the Oxidized Form Nad+ or the Reduced Form Nadh.