Lipolysis and the integrated physiology of lipid energy metabolism.

Abstract

Fat cell lipolysis, the cleavage of triglycerides and release of fatty acids and glycerol, evolved to enable survival during prolonged food deprivation but is paradoxically increased in obesity, in which a surfeit of all energy metabolites is found. Essential, previously-unsuspected components have been discovered in the lipolytic machinery, at the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ymgme.2008.06.012

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