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