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Fat is not guilty, please digest my calories

Date:2021-12-23 Views:910

Fat, a substance we know a lot about but don't know a lot about, began to have a negative social image. The word "fat" is immediately associated with overweight bodies, unhealthy diets and certain chronic diseases. Is fat really so bad? What does it have to do with obesity?

It is an important building block of human tissue and one of the main sources of heat (calories). Our vertebrate ancestors apparently took advantage of fat as a super-high-energy fuel, developing unique fat cells and the adipose tissue that lay the foundation for obesity today. In modern times, when food supplies are abundant, people often do not want to store fat and calories, so keeping fit (health) and figure (slim) has become the hot pursuit of people, and many scientists have carried out tireless research on this.

When the treatment of drug resistance meets tumor fatty acid metabolism in the context of obesity, we often need to conduct in-depth research on fat metabolism.

The ratio of saturated fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids promoted cell survival while limiting the effects of adipotoxicity and iron death.

Tumor cells exhibit plasticity in fatty acid metabolism, responding to extratomatous and systemic metabolic signals (e.g., obesity and cancer therapies) to promote the development of aggressive, treatment-resistant diseases;

Many reports targeting fatty acid metabolism to overcome therapeutic resistance indicate that joint targeting strategies may be a viable future approach and may be particularly important in the context of obesity and metabolic dysfunction.

In order to study fat metabolism, which aspects should we focus on?

1.Triglyceride metabolism

Liver, adipose tissue and small intestine are important sites for synthesis, and liver has the strongest synthesis ability. Note: liver cells can synthesize fat, but cannot store fat. After synthesis, it should be combined with apolipoprotein, cholesterol and so on into very low density lipoprotein, which is transported to the blood and stored in the extrahepatic tissues or used. If the liver synthesis of triglyceride is not timely transport, will form fatty liver. Fat cells are the stores where the body synthesizes and stores fat.

2.Metabolism of phospholipids

Phospholipids containing phosphoric acid are divided into two classes: phospholipids made of glycerol are called phospholipids, and those made of sphingol are called sphingomyelins. Glycerophospholipid can be synthesized in all tissues of the body, especially in liver and kidney tissues, and is synthesized in endoplasmic reticulum of cells. The glycerol and fatty acid used in synthesis are mainly transformed by glucose metabolism. The second polyunsaturated fatty acids often rely on food supply, synthesis also need ATP, CTP. Sphingomyelin is most active in brain tissue and occurs mainly in endoplasmic reticulum. The reaction process requires phosphopyridoxal, NADPH+H+ and other coenzymes, and the basic raw materials are soft lipoyl CoA and serine.

3.Cholesterol metabolism

Synthesis can be carried out in almost all tissues of the body, liver is the main site, and synthesis is mainly carried out in the cytoplasm and endoplasmic reticulum. Synthetic raw material acetyl CoA is the raw material for the synthesis of cholesterol, because acetyl CoA is produced in the mitochondria. Similar to the synthesis of fatty acids mentioned above, it must be circulated into the cytoplasm through citric acid-pyruvate. In addition, the reaction also requires a large amount of NADPH+H+ and ATP. The synthesis of one molecule of cholesterol requires 18 acetyl CoA, 36 ATP and 16 NADPH+H+. Acetyl CoA and ATP are mainly derived from oxidative oxidation of sugars in mitochondria, while NADPH is mainly derived from pentose phosphate pathway of sugars in cell fluid.

4.Plasma lipoprotein metabolism

Plasma lipoproteins are mainly composed of proteins, triglycerides, phospholipids, cholesterol and their esters. Free fatty acids bound to albumin and transported are not included in plasma lipoproteins. CM is the largest, contains the most triglycerides, the least protein, so the density is the smallest. VLDL also contains more triglycerides, but its protein content is higher than CM. LDL contains the most cholesterol and cholesterol esters. HDL contains the most protein.


In order to measure these lipid metabolism indicators, Abbkine scientists have developed a series of kits, including the following five:

Cat. NO Product Name meaning
KTB1700 CheKine™ Tissue and Blood Alkaline Phosphatase (AKP/ALP) Colorimetric Assay Kit AKP / ALP is a zinc-containing glycoprotease that can hydrolyze various natural and synthetic phospholipid monoester compounds in an alkaline environment.
KTB2200 CheKine™ Triglyceride (TG) Colorimetric Assay Kit Triglycerides (TG) are fat molecules formed by long-chain fatty acids and glycerol. They are not only the main components of cell membranes, but also important respiratory substrates.


CheKine™ Free Cholesterol (FC) Colorimetric Assay Kit Free cholesterol (FC) is the main component of cell membranes, and it is also an important raw material for the synthesis of adrenal cortex hormones, sex hormones, bile acids and vitamin D.
KTB2220 CheKine™ Total Cholesterol (TC) Colorimetric Assay Kit Total cholesterol (TC) includes free cholesterol and cholesterol esters. Tissue total cholesterol (TC) refers to the sum of cholesterol contained in all lipoproteins in the tissue.
KTB2230 CheKine™ Free Fat Acid (FFA) Colorimetric Assay Kit The concentration of FFA in serum is related to lipid metabolism, carbohydrate metabolism and endocrine function. The concentration of FFA will increase due to diabetes, severe liver dysfunction, hyperthyroidism and other diseases.



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