VII. Mobilization and Transport of Adipose Fatty Acid
Storage in adipocytes as triacylglycerol
Fatty acids are stored primarily in adipocytes as triacylglycerol.
Triacylglycerol must be hydrolyzed to release the fatty acids.
- Adipocytes are found mostly in the abdominal cavity and
- Adipocytes are metabolically very active; their stored
triacylglycerol is constantly hydrolyzed and resynthesized.
The structure of a typical triacylglycerol (triglyceride).