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

@article{Gangl1980DifferentMO,
  title={Different metabolism of saturated and unsaturated long chain plasma free fatty acids by intestinal mucosa of rats},
  author={Alfred Gangl and W. Kornauth and Johannes Mlczoch and O. Sulm and Birgit Klose},
  journal={Lipids},
  year={1980},
  volume={15},
  pages={75-79}
}
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 whether long chainplasma free fatty acids of different degree of saturation are metabolized also at different rates.3H-Palmitic and14C-linoleic… CONTINUE READING