[ Fatty_Acid ]
A carboxylic acid with a hydrocarbon chain, usually derived from [ Triglyceride ] An ester comprising of a glycerol backbone and three fatty acid molecules. Triglycerides are the main constituents of natural fats and oils and act as transports for fatty acids in the blood. More or phospholipids. [ Fat ] • A subclass of lipids that includes fatty acids and triglycerides • Any of the fatty acids and fatty acid esters of glycerol which are solid at room temperature, compared to oil, which is a liquid at room temperature • Adipose tissue More, [ Oil ] Any of a group of fatty acids and fatty acid esters of glycerol which are liquid at room temperature, compared to fat, which is a solid at room temperature. More and [ Ester ] Chemical compounds derived from an acid where at least one -OH (hydroxyl) group is replaced by an -O-alkyl (alkoxy) group. Organic esters are commonly derived from a carboxylic acid and an alcohol. An important case are glycerides, which are fatty acid esters of glycerol. They are also responsible for many of the familiar fragrances of fruit, herbs More are comprised of [ Fatty_Acid ] A carboxylic acid with a hydrocarbon chain, usually derived from triglycerides or phospholipids. Fats, oils and esters are comprised of fatty acids. In the body, fatty acids function as the building blocks of cell membranes and signalling molecules. As fuel, they have a high-energy yield (9 kcal/gram) and are the primary means of energy storage in the More.
In the body, fatty acids function as the building blocks of cell membranes and signalling molecules. As fuel, they have a high-energy yield (9 [ Calorie, Cal., Kilocalorie, kcal., large calorie ] A unit of measure of food energy. 1 kilocalorie (kcal) is equivalent to 4.184 kilojoules (KJ). A "small calorie" (cal, 4.184 joules) is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius, at a pressure of one atmosphere. A "large Calorie" is equivalent More/gram) and are the primary means of energy storage in the body as triglycerides in the [ Adipose tissue, Body fat ] Loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes and the primary storage of energy in the form of fat. The adipose tissue is also considered an endocrine organ, producing hormones such as leptin, estrogen and resistin. More.
Fatty acids are typically have an even number of carbon atoms ranging from 4 to 28 in length. They may be saturated, unsaturated, polyunsaturated, cis- or trans-.
Only short-chain fatty acids are able to cross the blood–brain barrier.