Lipid Metabolism Review

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What is responsible for the transport of dietary triglycerides and cholesterol from the enterocytes to the circulation system?


Which process involves the hydrolysis of triglycerides to supply fatty acids and glycerol to cells from VLDL and LDL lipoproteins?

Endogenous catabolism of lipoproteins

Which enzyme releases free fatty acids and glycerol from chylomicrons and VLDL into the tissues?

Lipoprotein lipase (LPL)

What forms cholesteryl esters from free cholesterol and fatty acids?

Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT)

Which lipoprotein is a lipid carrier from the intestine to the liver?


Test your knowledge on the metabolism of lipids including lipid digestion, absorption, structure of lipoproteins, functions of Apo proteins, beta oxidation, and ketogenesis.

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