6.3 Lipid Metabolism Pathways

Five lipid metabolic pathways/processes will be covered in the following subsections:

6.31 Lipolysis (Triglyceride Breakdown)

-Breakdown of triglycerides to glycerol and free fatty acids.

6.32 Fatty Acid Oxidation (Beta-Oxidation)

-Breakdown of fatty acids to acetyl-CoA

6.33 De Novo Lipogenesis (Fatty Acid & Triglyceride Synthesis)

-Synthesis of fatty acids from acetyl-CoA and esterification into triglycerides

6.34 Ketogenesis (Ketone Body Synthesis)

-Synthesis of ketone bodies from acetyl-CoA

6.35 Cholesterol Synthesis