Carnitine

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Carnitine transports long-chain acyl groups from fatty acids into the mitochondrial matrix so that they can be broken down through β-oxidation to acetyl CoA to generate energy in the Citric Acid Cycle.

Research in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome[edit | edit source]

Studies have found reduced levels of serum carnitine which return to normal after recovery and correlate with symptom severity. [1]

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  1. Kuratsune, H.; Yamaguti, K.; Takahashi, M.; Misaki, H.; Tagawa, S.; Kitani, T. (January 1994), "Acylcarnitine deficiency in chronic fatigue syndrome", Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 18 Suppl 1: –62–67, ISSN 1058-4838, PMID 8148455 
  2. Majeed, T.; de Simone, C.; Famularo, G.; Marcellini, S.; Behan, P. O. (November 1995), "Abnormalities of carnitine metabolism in chronic fatigue syndrome", European Journal of Neurology, 2 (5): 425–428, doi:10.1111/j.1468-1331.1995.tb00151.x, ISSN 1351-5101, PMID 24283722 


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