Fatty Acid Metabolism

Fatty Acid Metabolism

Fatty acids are an important source of energy and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for many cellular organisms. Excess fatty acids, glucose, and other nutrients can be stored efficiently as fat. Triglycerides yield more than twice as much energy for the same mass as do carbohydrates or proteins. All cell membranes are built up of phospholipids, each of which contains two fatty acids. Fatty acids are also used for protein modification. The metabolism of fatty acids, therefore, consists of catabolic processes that generate energy and primary metabolites from fatty acids, and anabolic processes that create biologically important molecules from fatty acids and other dietary carbon sources.

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... Diagnosis of Fatty-acid metabolism disorder requires extensive lab testing ... There are many labs that can be used for testing and diagnosing Fatty-acid metabolism disorders ... Normally, in cases of hypoglycaemia, triglycerides and fatty acids are metabolised to provide glucose/energy ...

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