New Insight into the Mechanism of Lipid Metabolism
This special issue belongs to
|International Journal of Biochemistry and Biomolecules|
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2022|
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2022|
Special Issue Description
Lipid metabolism is the synthesis and degradation of lipids in cells, which includes the breakdown or storage of fats for energy as well as the synthesis of structural and functional lipids, such as those involved in cell membrane construction. These fats are obtained from food or synthesized by the liver in animals. Lipogenesis is the process by which these fats are synthesized. The majority of lipids found in the human body as a result of food consumption are triglycerides and cholesterol.
Fatty acids and membrane lipids are two other types of lipids found in the body. Lipid metabolism is frequently thought of as the digestion and absorption of dietary fat; however, organisms can obtain energy from two sources of fat: consumed dietary fats and stored fat. Both sources of fat are used by vertebrates (including humans) to generate energy for organs such as the heart to function. Because lipids are hydrophobic molecules, they must be dissolved before metabolism can begin. Hydrolysis, which occurs with the help of various enzymes in the digestive system, is a common starting point for lipid metabolism. Plants also have lipid metabolism, though the processes differ slightly from those found in animals.
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