Metabolism of Fatty Acids and Proteins

Metabolism of Fatty Acids and Proteins

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Fatty acids function as the body's energy storage. They are created when energy is plentiful, and can be broken down to release large amounts of energy when primary fuel sources are running low. They play an important role in lipid membranes and aid in the digestion of many critical nutrients. This course will discuss their role in both macro- and microbiological systems.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 0:45 h
  • Quiz questions 27
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Metabolism of Fatty Acids and Proteins

 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 OSUโ€™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 Schoolโ€.

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nice lecture!
By Rong F. on 28. June 2019 for Other Lipids and Their Function โ€“ Lipids

its good and thorough, also covers minor lipid types! good to learn

Very Good
By Arielle Karina T. on 16. August 2018 for Overview and Introduction on Fatty Acids โ€“ Lipids

Very nice and informative lecture, easy to understand and remember

Once again, simple and perfect explanation of Lipids.
By Suhas M. on 16. August 2018 for Glycerolipids and Glycerophospholipids โ€“ Lipids

I have followed Dr Ahern through all the basics of biochem lectures and he has never failed to deliver.