Biochemistry pp 317-344 | Cite as

Lipid Metabolism

  • J. Stenesh

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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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