This enzyme was purified from the mitochondrial inner membrane. The enzyme has a preference for long-chain substrates, and activity with a C16 substrate was 6- to 15-fold higher than with a C4 substrate (cf. EC 188.8.131.52 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase).
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