RefMet Compound Details

MW structure23 (View MW Metabolite Database details)
RefMet namePalmitic acid
Alternative nameFA 16:0
Systematic namehexadecanoic acid
Sum CompositionFA 16:0 View other entries in RefMet with this sum composition
Exact mass256.240230 (neutral)
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FormulaC16H32O2View other entries in RefMet with this formula
InChIKeyIPCSVZSSVZVIGE-UHFFFAOYSA-NView other enantiomers/diastereomers of this metabolite in RefMet
Super ClassFatty Acyls
Main ClassFatty acids
Sub ClassSaturated FA
Pubchem CID985
Annotation level1   (1:Known structure; 2:Known regiochemistry; 3:Partial structure; 4:Sum-composition)
Human quantitationView measurements in targeted assays on human samples

Table of KEGG reactions in human pathways involving Palmitic acid

Rxn IDKEGG ReactionEnzyme
R01274 Palmitoyl-CoA + H2O <=> CoA + Hexadecanoic acidpalmitoyl-CoA hydrolase
R01280 ATP + Hexadecanoic acid + CoA <=> AMP + Palmitoyl-CoA + DiphosphatePalmitate:CoA ligase (AMP-forming)
R01706 Hexadecanoyl-[acp] + H2O <=> Acyl-carrier protein + Hexadecanoic acidhexadecanoyl-[acyl-carrier protein] hydrolase

Table of KEGG human pathways containing Palmitic acid

Pathway IDHuman Pathway# of reactions
hsa01212 Fatty acid metabolism 3
hsa00061 Fatty acid biosynthesis 2
hsa00062 Fatty acid elongation 1
hsa00071 Fatty acid degradation 1
hsa01040 Biosynthesis of unsaturated fatty acids 1