Lipid Metabolism

Lipid Metabolism

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: Salih Wakil
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144278

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Lipid Metabolism focuses on the regulation and metabolism of lipids. This book is composed of 10 chapters that specifically deal with fatty acids, prostaglandins, glycerides, glycerophosphates, cholesterol, isoprenoids, and aromatic compounds. This text starts with an overview of fatty acid metabolism and its controlling factors. This topic is followed by discussions on the physiochemical aspects of oxidative metabolism of fatty acids, with a special emphasis on the role of carnitine in this process. A chapter highlights the several important aspects of higher plant lipid metabolism. Other chapters are devoted to the structures, biosynthesis, and metabolism of prostaglandins, bacterial lipids, phospholipids, glycerides, and steroids. The final chapters describe the biogenesis of aromatic substances through the polyketide path, including polyisoprenoid quinines and related compounds.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    I. Fatty Acid Metabolism

    I. Introduction

    II. Fatty Acid Oxidation

    III. Fatty Acid Biosynthesis

    IV. Elongation of Fatty Acids

    V. Desaturation of Fatty Acids

    VI. α-Oxidation of Fatty Acids

    VII. ω-Oxidation of Fatty Acids

    VIII. Ketone Body Formation

    IX. The Control of Fatty Acid Biosynthesis

    X. The Control of Fatty Acid Oxidation


    II. Physiological-Chemical Aspects of Fatty Acid Oxidation

    I. Introduction

    II. Carnitine

    III. The Role of Carnitine in Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation

    IV. Mitochondrial Compartmentation

    VI. Carnitine Acetyltransferase

    VII. Gluconeogenesis

    VIII. Ketogenesis

    IX. Fatty Acid Oxidation and Glucose Homeostatis

    X. Carnitine Depletion States


    III. Fatty Acid Metabolism in Plants

    I. Introduction

    II. Oxidative Systems

    III. Biosynthesis

    IV. Unsaturation

    V. Waxes


    IV. Structures, Biosynthesis, and Metabolism of Prostaglandins

    I. Chemistry of Prostaglandins

    II. Biosynthesis of Prostaglandins

    III. Metabolism of Prostaglandins


    V. Bacterial Lipids

    I. Introduction

    II. The Apolar Substituents of the Bacterial Lipids

    III. Glycolipids

    IV. Phospholipids

    V. The Role of Lipids in Bacterial Cell Membranes


    VI. Phospholipid Metabolism

    I. Introduction

    II. Specific Metabolic Processes

    III. General Metabolic Studies


    VII. Glyceride Metabolism

    I. Structural Considerations

    II. Lipases

    III. Biosynthesis of Triglycerides

    IV. Metabolism of Glyceryl Ethers and Glycosyl Diglycerides

    V. Absorption of Glycerides

    VI. Transport of Chylomicrons and Their Uptake by Tissues


    VIII. Steroid Metabolism

    I. Cholesterol Biosynthesis

    II. Transformations of Cholesterol


    IX. The Biogenesis of Aromatic Substances

    I. Introduction

    II. The Reactions of Aromatic Ring Biosynthesis

    III. Miscellaneous Biogeneses

    IV. Conclusion


    X. Biosynthesis of Polyisoprenoid Quinones and Related Compounds

    I. Introduction

    II. Ubiquinone and Related Compounds

    III. Ubichromenols

    IV. Quinones Derived from Terpenoids

    V. Other Isoprenoid Quinones of the Benzoquinone Type

    VI. Phylloquinone, Menaquinones, and Related Compounds

    VII. Anthraquinone Biosynthesis


    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 628
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144278

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