[ [ Lipolysis ] The breakdown of lipids by the hydrolysis of triglycerides into glycerol and free fatty acids. More ]
The breakdown of [ Lipid ] A group of naturally occurring organic compounds that include fats, waxes, sterols. Lipids can be either hydrophobic or amphiphilic. Lipids are biologically important for storing energy, signaling, and as structural components. The amphiphilic properties of some lipids makes them important building blocks of blood vesicles, liposomes, and membranes. The term lipids is often used as a synonym More by the The enzymatic cleavage of chemical bonds involving water. For instance, amylose is hydrolysed into glucose in the presence of amylase, a digestive enzyme. More of [ 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 into [ Glycerol, Glycerin, Glycerine ] A sugar alcohol, commonly known as glycerin or glycerine, which forms the backbone of triglycerides. It has about 60% of the sweetness of sucrose and 4.3 kcal/gram of energy. More and free [ 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.