Rizack, Martin A. Department of Medicine, Rockefeller University, New York, New York.
- Fat digestion and absorption
- Adipose tissue
- Blood lipids
- Fatty acid oxidation
- Ketone body formation
- Lipotropic factors
- Fatty acid synthesis
- Triglyceride synthesis
- Modification of dietary lipids
- Essential fatty acids
- Role of phosphatides
- Phospholipid synthesis
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Lipids form a class of compounds composed of neutral fats (triglycerides), phospholipids, glycolipids, sterols, and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K). As a group they share the common physical property of insolubility in water. This article describes the assimilation of dietary lipids and the synthesis and degradation of lipids by the mammalian organism.
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