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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

Adipocytes release nonesterified fatty acids.

Nonesterified fatty acid release from the adipocytes is initiated by the action of hormone sensitive lipase (HSL), which begins to hydrolyze the stored triglyceride.

The final products of triacylglycerol hydrolysis are glycerol and nonesterified fatty acids.

Nonesterified fatty acids are bound to serum albumin for transport to other tissues, where they are used.

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