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Triacylglycerols

  1. Jim Mann,
  2. Murray Skeaff

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000720

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How to Cite

Mann, J. and Skeaff, M. 2001. Triacylglycerols. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Triacylglycerols are an important source of energy in the human diet, and when not immediately required for this purpose may be stored in the body in adipocytes.They are transported in thebloodstream as chylomicrons and very low-density lipoproteins and stores are continually being broken down and resynthesized.

Keywords:

  • triacylglycerol;
  • lipoprotein;
  • lipolysis;
  • chylomicron;
  • fatty acid