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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

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18 Crossref Citations

61 Web of Science Citations

88 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

2061

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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

2838

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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

1845

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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

2880

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7. Autophagy Regulates Lipid Droplet Formation and Adipogenesis

By Yasuo Uchiyama and Eiki Kominami

2881

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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

2236

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9. Lipid Metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cancer

By Fang Hu, Yingtong Zhang and Yuanda Song

4381

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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

1368

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11. Polydextrose in Lipid Metabolism

By Heli Putaala

1913

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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

2509

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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

1814

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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

1260

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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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