Lipid Metabolism

Lipid Metabolism

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Lipids are among the most important and ancient energy substrates, being notorious for having the largest yield of ATP of all biomolecules. Furthermore, they make up the basic structure of all cell membranes and are the substrates for the synthesis of a multitude of signaling molecules and hormones.

In this course, the student will be introduced to fatty acid catabolism and synthesis, as well as cholesterol and ketone body synthesis. The metabolism of steroid hormones and membrane lipids will also be discussed.

For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to be familiar with the basic notions of molecular and cellular biology and the biochemistry of lipids.

Course Details

  • Videos 14
  • Duration 1:05 h
  • Quiz questions 35
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Lipid Metabolism

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

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By Luis V. on 07. April 2022 for Lipid Metabolism

very precise, for a person with basic knowledge it is very helpful although I think it could be a bit difficult to understand for someone who does not know anything about these issues.

By Anna P. on 18. August 2021 for Steroids and Bile Acids: Movement of Cholesterol

Love this lecture. Dr. Ahern explains much better than my professor.

By juan martin l. on 27. August 2020 for Lipid Metabolism

I love lecturio, it's the best app in the world. Lecturio has everything you want and can help you to be the best in your class and also be the doctor you want. Lecturio is an opportunity that can give you the change of your student life.

Lipid metabolism is explained very well!
By Ghazal V. on 28. May 2020 for Lipid Metabolism

My professors at university failed to explain lipid metabolism in an understandable manner. Prof Ahern does a great job in explaining complex topics and I am really grateful for that. Thank you