Fatty acid synthesis in the liver

  1. The most important source of reducing equivalents for fatty acid synthesis in the liver is
    a) Glycolysis
    b) TCA cycle
    c) Uronic acid pathway
    d) HMP pathway

HMP Shunt provides a major portion of the body’s NADPH which functions as a biochemical reductant.
Uses of NADPH:
Reductive biosynthesis- Synthesis of steroids and fatty acids
Reduction of hydrogen per-oxide
Cytochrome P450 mono-oxygenase system
Phagocytosis by WBCs
Synthesis of nitric oxide
Answer: HMP pathway
Ref: Harper 30th Ed. Page-