Biosynthesis and Metabolism of Carnitine

J Child Neurol. 1995 Nov;10 Suppl 2:S3-7.


This review article presents the biosynthesis, metabolism, sources, levels, and general functions of carnitine. Emphasis is placed on the expression of carnitine deficiency and insufficiency as well as the causes of these conditions. The various functions of carnitine are discussed as they may relate to disease treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carnitine / biosynthesis*
  • Carnitine / metabolism*
  • Chemical Phenomena
  • Chemistry
  • Humans


  • Carnitine