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Lipid Metabolism

  • J. Stenesh


Lipid metabolism, like that of carbohydrates, can be divided into five broad areas—digestion, transport, storage, degradation,and biosynthesis. Since fats (acylglycerols) constitute most of an organism’s lipids and are the major dietary form of lipids, this chapter will focus primarily on the metabolism of fats.


Fatty Acid Synthesis Ketone Body Citric Acid Cycle Acyl Carrier Protein Fatty Acid Degradation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Stenesh
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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