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Intermediary Metabolism
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Atherosclerosis  What is atherosclerosis? o Thickening of arterial walls causing decreased blood flow  Primarily affects arteries  Coronary arteries supply myocardium  Vessels in lower extremitiesPAD (peripheral artery disease) o Can cause cramping, numbness, feeling cold in feet/toes  Leads to coronary artery disease (CAD) o Atherosclerotic Plaque Formation  Endothelial damage  Endothelium – single layer of cells lining lumen  Can be physical, caused by free radicals, etc.  LDLs penetrate endothelium  More damaged or older LDLs or just a high number of LDLs flow aroundmore likely to be dropped off in vascular system  Aggregation of platelets, monocytes, and t-lymphocytes  Macrophages take up LDLs  Growth factors released from platelets and macrophages  Growth factors stimulate smooth muscle cell growth and attract more macrophages  Smooth muscle cells  Fatty streaks form  Arterial narrowing  Decreased blood flow  Increased blood pressure  Vessels compensate by vasodilation  Eventually it can’t vasodilate anymore  Increased pressure causes cracks in plaque, more endothelial damage  If it occurs in the brainmost damage  More platelet aggregation (cyclic process)  Platelet aggregation  Continued narrowing of vessels  If loose=blood clot, can get stuck in narrowed vessels  Total blockage by plaque  Myocardial infarction (heart attack)  Stroke (in brain)  Poor circulation in lower extremities  Can cause tissue/cell death (no blood flow)  Fatty streaksearly plaque formationarterial narrowinglocalized slowing of blood flowcracks in plaqueplatelet recruitment o Treatment (surgery)  Stent  Medicated or non-medicated  Dilated balloon catheter  Lasts about 10 years; get it checked out and it can either stay in or may have to change it  Presses plaque against artery walls  Medications: antiplatelet aggregation meds help prevent more plaque more building around stent  Balloon angioplasty – inflate then take out  CABG  “coronary artery bypass graft”  AKA open heart surgery (obviously very invasive)  Going in and removing the plaque  Use a bypass graft from a vein and it is then used to go around a blockage  This helps reduce the pressure on the blockage and helps supply the myocardium  Can be done multiple times if needed (e.g. – triple bypass surgery=3 grafts) o Possible causes of endothelial damage  Foam cells erupt  Oxidized LDLs  Damaged LDLs-more likely to deposit cholesterol on arteries  High blood pressure  Increases especially when foam cells are already present  Smoking  Increased endothelial damage  Accelerates atherosclerotic lesion formation  Source of free radicals  Secondhand smoke can cause problems as well  Smoking decreases nitric oxide (helps vasodilate)increased blood pressure o Serum Cholesterol  Total cholesterol  Tells value of all cholesterol in blood  Recommendation: <200 mg/dL  LDL: recommendation <100 mg/dL  HDL: recommendation >60 mg/dL  A negative risk factor (cancels out/counteracts LDLs)  Total/HDL ratio: should be 3.8 or lower  Better indicator than just total cholesterol values  TopHat: Who has healthier cholesterol? Bill or Jill?  Bill – o Total Cholesterol=230 o LDL=150 o HDL=65 o TC/HDL ratio230/65=3.5  Jill - o Total cholesterol=190 o LDL=100 o HDL=35 o TC/HDL ratio190/35=5.4  Answer: Bill does because his TC/HDL ratio is below 3.8 (higher HDL count than Jill).  How to modify cholesterol  HDL – increase by o Exercise o Moderate alcohol intake of red wine (1 glass/day – women; 2 glasses/day – men)  LDL – want to decrease: o Fat intake  Saturated  Polyunsaturated  Monounsaturated o Weight loss  It’s been shown that any method of weight loss will result in decreased LDLs  Dietary approaches: o Lower saturated fats o Lower trans fats o High fiber o Role of antioxidants  Replace SFA (sat.) in diet with: o SFA (sat. f.a.’s) in diet with: o CHO (simple)=no decreased risk of CHD o PUFA (polyunsat.)=reduction in CHD  Omega-3: decreased risk of CVD  EPA, DHA – fish  ALA – flax, canola, walnuts  Omega-6: decreased risk of CHD?  Depends; we need more omega-6’s than omega-3’s but if there is a big difference between the two and we have too many omega-6’s, it can come with an inflammatory response  Comes from plant oils (corn oil, soybean oil, nuts, seed, flax) o MUFA (monounsat.)=reduction in blood cholesterol but doesn’t decrease risk of CHD  Sources: olive oil, canola oil, avocados  TopHat: Sources of Omega-6 fatty acids include… o Answer: sunflower oil (plant oils)  Decrease trans fats: o Trans fats with increase LDLs and decrease HDLs o Sources:  Naturally occurring: meats, dairy products  Chem. Processed: cis to trans configuration during hydrogenation o Labeling laws  2006-trans fats must be included on label  Rounded to nearest 0.5 g if less than 5 g  Rounded to nearest g if over 5 g  If total fat is less than 0.5 g, can state 0 g of trans fats o US Dietary Guidelines: <2g/day  Fiber: o Fermented in colon – short chain fatty acids  Acetic acid  Butyric acid  Propionic acid o Functions of short chain FAs  Stimulates water and sodium absorption into mucosal cells  Provide colonocytes with energy  Enhanced immune function  Stimulates immune cells (most of immune system is in gut)  Stimulates good bacteria production  Decreased atrophy of the gut  Atrophy leads to gaps between cellsinflammation (e.g. – IBS)  Decreased cholesterol by:  Decreasing pH of the gut=decreasing reabsorption (recycling) of bile (made from cholesterol)  Inhibits cholesterol synthesis in liver? o More research being done o HMG CoA? o Excreted as fecal matter  Carries bile with it  Soluble carries more than insoluble o Sources: veggies, fruits, whole grains  Antioxidants o Reactive oxygen species = more ROS o Oxidation  Metabolic: complexes of ETC and MEOS, lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase pathways  External poulltants o Oxidation of:  Endothelium - increased deposition of cholesterol to vascular system  LDLs-atherosclerosis o Antioxidants:  Vitamins E & C  Carotenoids (give fruits/veggies their color)  Glutathione  Coenzyme Q o Sources:  Plants/plant oils HUN 3224 Exam 3 Notes: Lipids Fatty acids o Straight hydrocarbon chain  4-24 carbons long  14 or more C – nutritionally significant  Most have even numbers of carbons o Short chain – made from fiber o Medium chain – found in coconut oil; metabolized differently o Long chain – omegas Saturation o Saturated fatty acids  All C’s are saturated with H’s  No double bonds  Solid at room temperature  Typically animal fats (e.g. – fat on chicken, steak and butter, etc.) o Monounsaturated fatty acids  Unsaturated – healthier than saturated  One double bond (C=C)  All liquid at room temperature  E.g. – olive oil, canola oil o Polyunsaturated fatty acids  Multiple C=C bonds  Cis is the predominant form  E.g. – vegetable oils, nut/seed oils, omega 3, omega 6 Hydrogenation o Liquidsolid o Adding hydrogens to unsaturated fatty acids to make solid at room temperature (e.g. – Crisco) o Often used in commercially processed foods (e.g. – crackers, cookies) o Trans fats are usually unhealthier than cis fats o Hydrogenationsdouble bonds left over  Usually in trans configuration Nomenclature o Count # of carbons o Count # of double bonds (always 3 carbons apart) o Omega or alpha end  Alpha: carboxyl group (Δ)  Omega: methyl end (n) Essential Fatty Acids o We eat them; we cannot synthesize them o Linoleic Acid (18:2w6 or 18:2Δ9, 12)  Omega-6  2 double bonds o Alpha-Linolenic Acid (18:3w3 or 18:3Δ9, 12, 15)  Omega-3  3 double bonds o We lack the enzymes to add C=C bonds beyond Δ9 o Both of these acids are 18 carbons long o When we make fatty acids and add double bonds, we cannot add any that are past Δ9 (e.g. – cannot add Δ12 or Δ15) o When we look at fatty acids with double bonds past Δ9, we know that they must be essential Eicosanoids o Hormone-like substance  Modulation of:  Blood pressure  Platelet aggregation  Immune system  Nervous system  Smooth muscle contraction  Essential fatty acids are important because we metabolize them into eicosanoids (20 C fatty acids) and are hormone-like in substance  They function where they are made (different from other hormones) o Families  Prostacyclins  Thromboxanes  Leukotrienes o Synthesized from:  Arachidonate acid (20:4w6)  Eicosatrienoic acid (20:3w6)  Eicosapentanoic acid (20:5w3) o Omega end of a fatty acid never changes (n3 will always be n3)  E.g. – EPA is 20:5w3  has an omega-3 end  made from alpha- linolenic acid o Aspirin: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, blocks formation of eicosanoids to bring down fever, swelling, etc. o *TopHat Question: EPA is a conditionally essential fatty acid, t/f.  Answer: true – we can make EPA (eicosapentanoic acid) under conditions that we eat linolenic acid Characteristics of Eicosanoids: Eicosanoid family Site of Synthesis Mode of Action Prostacyclins Vascular endothelium Vasodilator, platelet anti- aggregation Thromboxanes Platelets Vasoconstrictor, platelet aggregation Leukotrienes Leukocytes Vascular contraction, inflammation Prostaglandins Endothelium of a variety Vascular smooth muscle of cells contraction or relaxation Triglycerides: o Glycerol backbone  3-C chain and 3 fatty acids  Storage – adipose tissue (similar to glycogen for storing carbs) Phospholipids o Glycerol backbone o One or more fatty acid o One phosphate group  A polar head group is attached to the phosphate Glycolipids o Lipid and carbohydrate o 2 fatty acids and 1 or more carbs Sterols o Steroid nucleus  4 fused rings o Cholesterol  Bile acids  Steroidal sex hormones  Adrenocortical hormones  Vitamin D o Too much cholesterol is bad but it is still important o Every cell can make cholesterol o *TopHat Question: Where are most TG’s located in the body?  Answer: adipose tissue o *TopHat Question: Where are the majority of our phospholipids?  Answer: cell membranes Lipid Digestion o Lingual lipase  Secreted at base of tongue  Stable at a low pH  Efficient digestion of milk fat (e.g. – in infants) o Biliary Emulsification  In small intestine  Emulsification:  Dispersion of fat in an aqueous solution  Spreads out so everything can get digested  Allows for lipase action (break down of fats)  Bile salt – emulsifying agent  Made from cholesterol  Cholesterol  likes lipids  Has a Na+ on one end  Na+ likes water o Lipolysis (via bile salts)  3 main enzymes  Pancreatic lipase o Breaks TG 1,2 diacylglycerol + fatty acid o Breaks 1,2 diacylglycerolmonoglycerol + fatty acids o Breaks monoglycerolglycerol +fatty acid o Altogether: 3 fatty acids and a glycerol o We can absorb monoglycerols  Cholesterol esterase o Cholesterol ester free cholesterol + free fatty acid  Lecithinase o Lecithinlysolecithin + free fatty acid Lipid Absorption o Micelle formation  Fatty elements and fat soluble vitamins surrounded by bile salts  Passive diffusion of fatty elements and vitamins at distal duodenum and jejunum (their enterocyte membranes)  In first part(s) of SI  Bile salts absorbed in ileum (at end of SI) and returned to liver via EHC o Inside enterocyte  Long chain fatty acids (>12 C) and other fatty components  Reformation of triglycerides, cholesterol esters, and phospholipids  Triglycerides + fatty components + proteins = chylomicron (lipoprotein)  Chylomicron – too big to fit in circulatory system; goes to lymph  Short-chain fatty acids  attach to albumin Lipoproteins o 5 kinds (big to small): chylomicrons, VLDL, LDL, IDL, HDL o They are complexes which carry lipid products in the blood and lymph to various tissues o Has cholesterol, enzymes, etc. o Each kind has different kinds of apoproteins o 1 layer – phospholipid membrane o Only a carrier proteins  TopHat question: Chylomicrons are made from what? o Answer: the fat that we eat Chylomicrons o Formation  Synthesis in enterocytes from exogenous lipids (food we eat)  Released into lymph (thoracic ducttissues) o Composition  Apoproteins A, B, C, E : 1-2%  Triglycerides: 80%  PL and cholesterol: 15% o Size  The biggest lipoprotein  90-100 nm o Function  Transport exogenous triglycerides to tissues  Lipoprotein lipase (LPL)  Hydrolyzes TG to free fatty acids and glycerol (both absorbed in tissues) o Chylomicron Remnant  Remains after TG hydrolysis  Taken up by hepatocytes via receptor mediated endocytosis Very-Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) o Formation  Made in liver  Released into blood o Composition  Apoproteins B, C: 8%  TG: 50%  Cholesterol: 20%  PL: 20% o Size: 30-90 nm o Function:  Transport endogenous lipid from liver to extra-hepatic tissues  Uses LPL (lipoprotein lipase)  Hydrolyzes TG to free fatty acids and glycerol  Free fatty acids and glycerol absorbed to tissues Intermediate Density Lipoprotein (IDL) o Formation  From VLDL (after TG hydrolysis)  Transient, very short-lived o Function  Formed into LDL after TG hydrolysis via LPL Low-Density Lipoprotein o Formation  From IDL after TG hydrolysis o Function  Delivers cholesterol to non-hepatic tissues  Uptake via RME (RME takes the whole thing wherever it needs to go)  Susceptible to oxidation and dropping off cholesterol where it shouldn’t go (e.g. – cholesterol in cardiovascular systematherosclerosis)  More free LDL, that means cells are full of cholesterol  We will always have “in transit” LDL o Composition  Apoproteins B-100: 21%  TG: 9%  Cholesterol: 50%  Phospholipids: 23% o Size: 20-25 nm o Receptor Mediated Endocytosis (RME)  Some in liver and cell  Receptors located in clatharin coated pits  Receptors – specific for proteins (e.g. – LDL: apoproteins B-100)  LDL and receptor  Receptor and LDL complex internalized vessicle forms  Vesicle and lysosome, fuse  Lysosome changes pH  Apo B degraded to amino acids  Cholesterol released into cell  Receptor returns to surface  Regulation  HMG CoA reductase activity o Rate-limiting enzyme for cholesterol synthesis o More cholesterol in celldecreased enzyme activity  LDL receptor synthesis o If cholesterol level in cell are high, this will decrease LDL receptor synthesis  Therefore, high levels of dietary cholesterol in bloodmore free LDLs o LDLs, susceptible to oxidation o Free LDLs will drop off cholesterol in tissues like the cardiovascular system, etc. (e.g. – in arteries) High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) o Formation  Liver and intestine o Composition  Apoprotein (A, C, D, E): 50%  TGs: 3%  Cholesterol:20%  Phospholipids: 30% o Size: 5-25 nm (smallest lipoprotein) o Function:  Removal of cholesterol from non-hepatic tissues  LCAT (lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase)  Allows HDL to pick up cholesterol from cell membranes/other lipoproteins  Apo-A1 binds to LCAT receptor  Cholesterolcholesterol ester (CE)  Phospholipidlysolecithin (a phoshpholipid w/o a fatty acid)  Lysolecithin binds to albumin  HDL transport CE to liver  High HDLs lower LDLs  Exercise helps increase HDLs  HDLs never actually enter cell(s), they just “pick up” cholesterol Cholesterol o Synthesis  A little more than ½ of all cholesterol in body is synthesized o Location  Liver – 10%  Intestine – 10%  Every nucleated cell can make cholesterol  Cytosol  Endoplasmic reticulum o Regulation of cholesterol synthesis  HMG CoA Reductase Activity  Rate-limiting enzyme (regulates pathway)  Reduced by: o Cholesterol o Fasting (long-term)  Body needs energy over cholesterol so acetyl CoA will go through Krebs cycle instead of cholesterol synthesis o Glucagon  A fasting hormone  Acetyl CoA to Krebs cycle o Glucocorticoid hormones  “fight or flight”needs energy  Dietary cholesterol  More dietary cholesterol = less synthesis  Less dietary cholesterol = more synthesis in body  We eat about 600 mg/d, RDA – 300 mg/d  We get cholesterol from animal tissues, so vegetarians/vegans usually synthesize most of their cholesterol more than omnivores o Transportation  HDL – high density lipoprotein  Transports cholesterol from tissues to liver  LDL – low density lipoprotein  Transports cholesterol from liver to tissues o Functions  Cell membranes  Maintains fluidity  Steroid hormones  Testosterone  Androgens  Estrogen  Progesterone  Vitamin D  Bile Bile o Composition  82% water  12% bile salts  4% phospholipids  0.7% free cholesterol  Electrolytes  Bile pigments  Bilirubin, biliverdin  Give bile its yellow/green color  From breakdown of heme from hemoglobin o Volume  Make 500-800 mL/day o TopHat: which lipoprotein takes cholesterol to liver?  Answer: HDL o Synthesis of Bile  Hepatocytes (liver)  CCK  Secretin  Gastrin  Sent to gall bladder  Concentrated and stored  CCK stimulates release from gall bladder  Contraction of gall bladder  Through sphincter of Oddi  Into duodenum via bile duct o Function  Lipid emulsification  Essential for fat digestion  Gall stones  Mixed with minerals and water leaves, concentration changes  Can get stuck in ductsblock secretions of liver and pancreaspancreatitis  Treatment: gallbladder removed o Post-treatment: not recommended to eat a lot of fat o Bile comes from liver now, just not as concentrated  TopHat: what are the consequences of having the gallbladder removed?  Answer: less concentrated bile; bile is made in liver now Fatty Acid Synthesis o Synthesis  Glucose – primary substrate  Membrane permeability  Acetyl CoA and oxaloacetate cannot cross mitochondrial membrane  Pyruvate and citrate can cross mitochondrial membrane  Majority of synthesis is in cytosol o Fatty Acid Synthase  Enzyme complex (8 subunits)  Thioesterase  Acyl carrier protein  Ketoacyl reductase  Enoyl reductase  Hydratase  Transcyclase (2)  Ketoacyl synthase  Active Complex  Dimer or 2 identical polypeptide monomers o Altogether: 8 subunits x 2 monomers = 16 subunits to be active  Monomers connected by 2 disulfide bonds o Desaturation  Occurs after we get to 16 carbons  Addition of double bonds  Enzyme: desaturase  Essential fatty acids  Lack enzymes Δ12 and Δ15 desaturase, which add bonds past Δ9 position o Double bonds – every 3 carbons  18:2 Δ9, 12  18:2 Δ9, 12, 15  De novo fatty acids – 16 carbons long  Must elongate then desaturate  First double bond will be at Δ9C (n9 fatty acid) Beta Oxidation o Opposite of fatty acid synthesis o Needs oxygen  When we are sitting/aerobic exercisewe burn more fat (beta- oxidation)  When we are performing anaerobic exercisewe burn more carbs o Breaking down long-chain fatty acids for energy o Energy  Even chains  Odd chains o Regulation: malonyl CoA  High levels inhibit carnitine acyl/palmitoyl transferase 1  Low levels allow for production of CAT-1/CPT-1 o Energy Count: Beta-Oxidation  Outside mitochondrial membrane  -2 ATP (initiation step happens once)  Inside mitochondrial membrane (cleavages)  (each time 2 C’s are cleaved) o +1 NADH=3 ATP o +1 FADH=2 ATP o =5 ATP total  Krebs cycle (the most energy produced)  (for each acetyl CoA produced – depends on length of fatty acid chain) o +3 NADH=9 ATP o +1 FADH=2 ATP o +1 GTP=1 ATP o =12 ATP total Ketones o After beta-oxidation there are 2 pathways for energy production from fatty acids  Krebs cycle (from palmitate – 129 ATP)  Ketone production (lack of glucose)  Fasting stateketosis  Ketone bodies o Acetoacetate (from Palmitate - 33 ATP) o Beta-hydroxybutarate (from palmitate - 21 ATP) o Acetone (from palmitate - 0 ATP)  Fasting State: o Blood – low glucose levels o Adipose tissue (triglycerides) – lipolysis = fatty acids, glycerol o Liver  Glycerolgluconeogenesis = glucose  Glublood stream  Brings blood glucose levels up to normal  Taken up by other tissues (e.g. – brain)  Fatty acidsbeta-oxidation = acetyl CoA  Provides liver with more acetyl CoA than it can use  Acetyl CoAketones  Ketones enter blood stream and taken up by tissues (e.g. – brain)  Energy (look at diagrams – Palmitate diagram) o When do we make ketones?  Starvation  Low CHO  Increased fatty acid oxidation (burning fat stores)  Low CHO diet  Tricks body into ketosis  E.g. – Atkin’s Diet: mimics starvation, not eating lots of CHO  Ketosis usually sets in about 2-3 weeks o Normal if an average, healthy person changes food intake to low carbs  Real starvation, ketosis sets in faster  If on Atkin’s diet: weight gain can happen immediately when reintroduced to carbs, not a sustainable method to lose weight, lowers BMR  Diabetes  Insufficient insulin  Uncontrolled – glucose (CHO) not taken up in cells, so cells think they are starving (glucose hanging out in bloodstream)  Increased beta-oxidation o Why don’t the fatty acids go through Krebs?  Low CHO = low pyruvate  low OAA (oxaloacetate)  Without OAA, we cannot run the Krebs cycle  More acetyl CoA than the Krebs cycle can handle (backed up system)  Large amounts of fatty acids being burned  Limited/no fatty acid synthesis  No malonyl CoA (made from F.A. synthesis) to downregulate CPT1  Energy with low CHO  Proteingluconeogenesis  Brain prefers glucose o Are ketones bad for us?  Provide less energy than other fuel sources  Will need to burn more fat to get same amount of energy  inefficient system  weight loss  Kidney  Dehydration/constipation can occur  Body wi ll work harder to rid body of acid  Increased urine excretion  If an individual has kidney issuesshould NOT do the Atkin’s diet  Ketosis is bad If it is caused by real starvation or disease (e.g. – diabetes) o TopHat: What end does desaturase work from?  Answer: the carboxyl end o TopHat: “Purpose of lingual lipase is to break fatty acids into 2 C units.”  Answer: FALSE; it goes through lipolysis (below) o TopHat: Under what conditions will we undergo ketosis?  Answer: all the conditions above. Metabolism of Glycerol o Lipolysis  Break down of a triglyceride  TG  3 fatty acids (which go to beta-oxidation) + glycerol backbone o Esterification  Formation of a triglyceride Organ Specific Lipid Metabolism o Mouth  Lingual lipase  Milk fat digestion, breaks triglycerides  Breaks 3 fatty acids off glycerol backbone o Intestine  Absorption of lipid from diet  Formation of micelles  Micelles passively diffuse to enterocytes o Enterocyte  Chylomicron synthesis (transport/drop off) o Liver (*does a lot with lipids)  Bile synthesis  Cholesterol synthesis  Fatty acid synthesis  TGs, phospholipids, oxidized  Beta oxidation  Krebs  Ketone synthesis  Lipoproteins  Formation of HDL & VLDL  Endocytosis of chylomicron remnant (takes it up into liver) o Adipose Tissue  Fatty acid synthesis and storage (triglycerides)  Insulin stimulates  Glucose uptake into cells  Glucose as a substrate for F.A. synthesis  Lipid uptake into cells o LPL  Leptin  Made to beat obesity  Reduces appetite and increases basal metabolic rate  Weight maintenance o More adipose tissue, more leptin  Tells brain you’re full when sleeping o Not as much sleepweight gain  Leptin gene mutation can lead to uncontrolled appetite and obesity o Very rare mutation o Mutation comes with other physical characteristics (e.g. – decreased pigmentation in skin)  Overweight/obese individuals: excess leptin in blood instead of cellsleptin resistant (like insulin in diabetics)  Adipocyte proliferation and differentiation o We store fat indefinitely (adipocytes) o When the fat cells get the largest they can get, then more fat cells are made o Adipocyte number cannot decrease, the cells just shrink (losing weight) o Adipocytes will eventually die, takes a long time (usually die due to age)  BAT vs. WAT o Brown adipose tissue  More mitochondria than white adipose tissue (mitochondria help give the brown color)  Uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1)  Uncouples oxidation and phosphorylation reactions at ETC  inefficient ETC  H+ allowed to flow back into matrix  Heat and less ATP  Infants have higher amounts of BAT than adults  Basal metabolic rate  More BAT  higher BMR  Obese have less BAT than leaner individuals  Do muscle cells and BAT originate from the same stem line?  Can we recruit BAT?  Research says that it is very possible with exercise.  We can get WAT to “act” like BAT. o TopHat: If BAT has more uncoupling proteins in the tissue, this tissue would be…  Answer: Less efficient at making ATP than WAT. o Muscle  At rest, fat is primary source of fuel (beta-oxidation)  Some individuals have fat in muscles (e.g. – overweight individuals or endurance athletes, like distance runners)  Exercise uses glucose as fuel (In class, we skipped Regulation of Lipid Metabolism and will possibly bring it in to the Heart Disease/Atherosclerosis PowerPoints)


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