Loss of CPT1c results in elevated oxidative demands in the brain. (A) In a comparison of biochemicals involved in redox homeostasis in WT and CPT1c KO mouse brains, GSSG and 5-oxoproline were statistically significant. GSSG levels increased in CPT1c KO mice with a p-value of 0.0307, while 5-oxoproline decreased in KO mice (p=0.0291). The biochemicals shown displayed an overall increasing trend in CPT1c KO mice. (B) A schematic of the gamma-glutamyl redox cycle. Based on the pathway, an increase in the biochemicals from Figure 4A may cause the cells to become more sensitive to oxidative stress.