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Lipolysis

"Lipolysis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The metabolic process of breaking down LIPIDS to release FREE FATTY ACIDS, the major oxidative fuel for the body. Lipolysis may involve dietary lipids in the DIGESTIVE TRACT, circulating lipids in the BLOOD, and stored lipids in the ADIPOSE TISSUE or the LIVER. A number of enzymes are involved in such lipid hydrolysis, such as LIPASE and LIPOPROTEIN LIPASE from various tissues.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lipolysis" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lipolysis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 122 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2015
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