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VII. Mobilization and Transport of Adipose Fatty Acid

Overview Storage in adipocytes as triacylglycerol Adipocytes release nonesterified fatty acids.     Previous Page Next Page

Storage in adipocytes as triacylglycerol

Fatty acids are stored primarily in adipocytes as triacylglycerol. Triacylglycerol must be hydrolyzed to release the fatty acids.

Triacylglycerol Structure

The structure of a typical triacylglycerol (triglyceride).

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