Title

Fatty acid trafficking in the adipocyte

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Abstract

The insolubility of fatty acids in cellular environments requires that specific trafficking mechanisms be developed to vectorally orient and deliver lipids for cellular needs. The roles of putative membrane bound fatty acid transporters and soluble carrier proteins are discussed in terms of mechanisms of fatty acid trafficking. The numerous roles for fatty acids as an energy source, as structural elements for membrane synthesis, as bioregulators and as prohormones with the potential to regulate gene expression, are discussed in terms of the necessity to regulate their intracellular location and concentration.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology

First Page

43

Last Page

49

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