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Lipid Metabolism

Lipids (fats and oils) are a wide range of organic molecules that serve several functions in organisms. Lipids are essential components of our diet, highlighting their important contribution in energy, representing 9 kcal/g (or 37.7 kJ/g), and by some components relevant to the metabolism, such as essential fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins and sterols (cholesterol and phytosterols). Besides this, lipids have key roles in human growth and development, along with promoting, preventing and/or participating in the origin or eventually in the treatment of various diseases. This book presents a systematic and comprehensive review about the structure and metabolism of lipids, particularly highlighting the importance of these molecules in the body and considering the interest of some lipids in health and disease.

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Lipid MetabolismEdited by Rodrigo Valenzuela Baez

Published: January 23rd 2013

DOI: 10.5772/2928

ISBN: 978-953-51-0944-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7074-7

Copyright year: 2013

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60248 Total Chapter Downloads

76 Crossref Citations

160 Web of Science Citations

220 Dimensions Citations


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1. Overview About Lipid Structure

By Rodrigo Valenzuela B. and Alfonso Valenzuela B.


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2. Oxidative Stress and Lipid Peroxidation – A Lipid Metabolism Dysfunction

By Claudia Borza, Danina Muntean, Cristina Dehelean, Germaine Săvoiu, Corina Şerban, Georgeta Simu, Mihaiela Andoni, Marius Butur and Simona Drăgan


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3. The Role of Copper as a Modifier of Lipid Metabolism

By Jason L. Burkhead and Svetlana Lutsenko


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4. The Role of Liver X Receptor in Hepatic de novo Lipogenesis and Cross-Talk with Insulin and Glucose Signaling

By Line M. Grønning-Wang, Christian Bindesbøll and Hilde I. Nebb


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5. The 18 kDa Translocator Protein and Atherosclerosis in Mice Lacking Apolipoprotein E

By Jasmina Dimitrova-Shumkovska, Leo Veenman, Inbar Roim and Moshe Gavish


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6. Metabolism of Plasma Membrane Lipids in Mycobacteria and Corynebacteria

By Paul K. Crellin, Chu-Yuan Luo and Yasu S. Morita


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7. Autophagy Regulates Lipid Droplet Formation and Adipogenesis

By Yasuo Uchiyama and Eiki Kominami


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8. Metabolism of Short Chain Fatty Acids in the Colon and Faeces of Mice After a Supplementation of Diets with Agave Fructans

By Alicia Huazano-García and Mercedes G. López


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9. Lipid Metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cancer

By Fang Hu, Yingtong Zhang and Yuanda Song


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10. Impacts of Nutrition and Environmental Stressors on Lipid Metabolism

By Heather M. White, Brian T. Richert and Mickey A. Latour


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11. Polydextrose in Lipid Metabolism

By Heli Putaala


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12. Spent Brewer’s Yeast and Beta-Glucans Isolated from Them as Diet Components Modifying Blood Lipid Metabolism Disturbed by an Atherogenic Diet

By Bozena Waszkiewicz-Robak


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13. Lipid Involvement in Viral Infections: Present and Future Perspectives for the Design of Antiviral Strategies

By Miguel A. Martín-Acebes, Ángela Vázquez-Calvo, Flavia Caridi, Juan-Carlos Saiz and Francisco Sobrino


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14. The Role of Altered Lipid Metabolism in Septic Myocardial Dysfunction

By Luca Siracusano and Viviana Girasole


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15. Lipids as Markers of Induced Resistance in Wheat: A Biochemical and Molecular Approach

By Christine Tayeh, Béatrice Randoux, Frédéric Laruelle, Natacha Bourdon, Delphine Renard-Merlier and Philippe Reignault


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16. Jasmonate Biosynthesis, Perception and Function in Plant Development and Stress Responses

By Yuanxin Yan, Eli Borrego and Michael V. Kolomiets


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17. The Effect of Probiotics on Lipid Metabolism

By Yong Zhang and Heping Zhang


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