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I. Significance of Fatty Acid Metabolism

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Fatty acids are taken up by cells, where they may serve as precursors in the synthesis of other compounds, as fuels for energy production, and as substrates for ketone body synthesis. Ketones bodies may then be exported to other tissues, where they can be used for energy production. In addition, some cells synthesize fatty acids for storage or export.

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