I. Significance of Fatty Acid Metabolism
II. Acetyl CoA -- The Center of Lipid Metabolism
III. General Features of Fatty Acid Structure
V. De novo Synthesis of Fatty Acids
VI. Modification of Dietary and Endogenous Fatty Acids
VII. Mobilization and Transport of Adipose Fatty Acid
VIII. Fatty Acid Activation and Transport into the
IX. Mitochondrial beta-oxidation
X. Synthesis and Utilization of Ketone Bodies
XI. Overall Regulation of Fatty Acid Metabolism
The palmitate produced by fatty acid synthase is typically modified
to give rise to the other fatty acids.
Fatty acids from dietary sources, too, are often modified.
These modifications may include: