Fatty Acyls

Lipids that compose the fatty acyls category are a diverse group of molecules whose synthesis involves chain elongation of an acetyl-CoA with malonyl-CoA (or methylmalonyl-CoA) groups. The fatty acyl structure is an important building block of complex lipids and one of the most fundamental categories of biological lipids.

The Fatty Acyl category is further divided into multiple subclasses, including fatty acids and conjugates, eicosanoids, fatty alcohols, and esters.