Lipid metabolism in the epidermis

  title={Lipid metabolism in the epidermis},
  author={Kenneth R. Feingold},
52 Dermato-Endocrinology Volume 3 issue 2 elongation of fatty acids while Sampath and Ntambi discuss the enzymes required for fatty acid desaturation. Finally, Rizzo discusses the key role of fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase and how mutations in this enzyme lead to defective barrier function and ichthyosis. Second, the utilization of fatty acids in the synthesis of phospholipids and triglycerides and the catabolism of these compounds is discussed. Jiang and I review the enzymes in the epidermis… CONTINUE READING
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