NS115 fats

NS115 fats - Lets Review Some. FATS Digestion of Fats...

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Let’s Review Some…. FATS
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Digestion of Fats REMEMBER: ** FATS DO NOT ENTER PORTAL CIRCULATION—THEY CIRCULATE THROUGH THE LYMPH SYSTEM**
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Digestion of Fats (continued) Fats are broken down into triglycerides and fatty acids by enzymes: Saliva: Lingual lipase Stomach: Gastric lipase Pancreas: Pancreatic lipase in pancreatic juice released into small intestine
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Digestion of Fats (continued) BUT… triglycerides CANNOT enter circulation—must be broken down further into fatty acids and glycerol Gall bladder: Release bile to emulsify (break into tiny pieces) triglycerides and form micelle around them Pancreatic lipase enters micelle to break down triglyceride into fatty acids and glycerol
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Digestion of Fats (continued) Entering circulation: Micelle, containing fatty acids and glycerol, enters epithelial cells in intestine Inside epithelial cell, the micelle is broken down to release fatty acids and glycerol Enzymes reassemble the triglyceride from the
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course NS 1150 taught by Professor Levitsky during the Spring '05 term at Cornell.

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NS115 fats - Lets Review Some. FATS Digestion of Fats...

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