What Factors Regulate the Action of Lipoprotein Lipase?
Triglyceride transport is an efficient process. Meals containing as much as 100 g triglycerides are usually absorbed and disposed within a few hours with only a moderate rise in the plasma triglyceride concentration.1 Most of the lipoprotein triglycerides are unloaded through hydrolysis by lipoprotein lipase at endothelial sites in extra-hepatic tissues.2 It is often stated that this step is rate-limiting for triglyceride transport, and that it directs the tissue distribution of lipid uptake.3 Inherent in this concept are two assumptions that we will discuss in this paper.
KeywordsLipoprotein Lipase Plasma Triglyceride Concentration Lipoprotein Triglyceride Avid Uptake Fatty Acid Control
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