Lipases: Digestion of Neutral Lipids; Physiological and Pathological Implications
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Hamosh, M. 2005. Lipases: Digestion of Neutral Lipids; Physiological and Pathological Implications. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Fat digestion is a complex process that starts in the stomach through the action of gastric lipase and continues in the intestine, where colipase-dependent pancreatic lipase and cholesterol ester lipase complete the process of triglyceride and cholesteryl ester hydrolysis, respectively. Bile salts and partial products of triglyceride hydrolysis are essential for the emulsification of these nonpolar lipids in the aqueous milieu of the intestinal lumen.
- gastric lipase;
- pancreatic lipases;
- milk lipase;