free fatty acids

(FFA) nonesterified f. a's.

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  • Free fatty acid receptor 1 — Free fatty acid receptor 1, also known as FFAR1, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: FFAR1 free fatty acid receptor 1| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=2864| accessdate = ] PBB… …   Wikipedia

  • Fatty acids — Molecules that are long chains of lipid carboxylic acid found in fats and oils and in cell membranes as a component of phospholipids and glycolipids. (Carboxylic acid is an organic acid containing the functional group COOH.) Fatty acids come from …   Medical dictionary

  • Free fatty acid receptor — protein Name = free fatty acid receptor 1 caption = width = HGNCid = 4498 Symbol = FFAR1, FFA1R AltSymbols = GPR40 EntrezGene = 2864 OMIM = 603820 RefSeq = NM 005303 UniProt = O14842 PDB = ECnumber = Chromosome = 19 Arm = q Band = 13.1… …   Wikipedia

  • fatty acids — Chemically R COOH where R is an aliphatic moiety. The common fatty acids of biological origin are linear chains with an even number of carbon atoms. Free fatty acids are present in living tissues at low concentrations. The esterified forms are… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Free fatty acid receptor 2 — Free fatty acid receptor 2, also known as FFAR2, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: FFAR2 free fatty acid receptor 2| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=2867| accessdate = ] PBB… …   Wikipedia

  • Free fatty acid receptor 3 — Free fatty acid receptor 3, also known as FFAR3, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: FFAR3 free fatty acid receptor 3| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=2865| accessdate = ] PBB… …   Wikipedia

  • nonesterified fatty acids — (NEFA) the fraction of plasma fatty acids that are not in the form of glycerol esters. Called also free fatty a s (a misnomer because they are transported complexed with albumin) …   Medical dictionary

  • Fatty acid metabolism — Fatty acids are an important source of energy for many organisms. Excess glucose can be stored efficiently as fat. Triglycerides yield more than twice as much energy for the same mass as do carbohydrates or proteins. All cell membranes are built… …   Wikipedia

  • Fatty acid — Not to be confused with fat. Butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid Types of fats in food Unsaturated fat Monounsaturated fat Polyun …   Wikipedia

  • Fatty acid — One of many molecules that are long chains of lipid carboxylic acid found in fats and oils and in cell membranes as a component of phospholipids and glycolipids. (Carboxylic acid is an organic acid containing the functional group COOH.) Fatty… …   Medical dictionary

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