Different metabolism of saturated and unsaturated long chain plasma free fatty acids by intestinal mucosa of rats


During fat absorption, unsaturated long chain fatty acids are esterified at a higher rate than saturated fatty acids of similar chain length. This phenomenon has been attributed to differences in the binding affinity of fatty acids to a cytosolic fatty acid-binding protein. As intestinal mucosa utilizes plasma free fatty acids as well, we investigated… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02533879


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