carnitine shuttle

id: GO:0006853
name: carnitine shuttle
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The transfer of acyl groups to and from acyl-CoA molecules to form O-acylcarnitine, which can exchange across the mitochondrial inner membrane with unacylated carnitine.

Parent Functions

GO:0003333amino acid transmembrane transport
GO:0006839mitochondrial transport
GO:0015879carnitine transport
GO:0015909long-chain fatty acid transport
GO:0032365intracellular lipid transport