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  • n. The biochemical production of fat, especially the conversion of carbohydrate into fat so that it may be stored as a long-term source of energy when food is scarce

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The formation of fat.


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  • When the body deals with more carbohydrate than can be burned or crammed into the cells as glycogen, it converts them in a process called lipogenesis into palmitic acid.

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  • Because if it is at the whole body level, then how can insulin lead to lipogenesis?

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  • In addition, high-calcium diets inhibit lipogenesis, fat-producing gene expression, and accelerate lipolysis, the breakdown of stored fat.

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  • Fructose goes right to the liver and triggers lipogenesis the production of fats like triglycerides and cholesterol this is why it is the major cause of liver damage in this country and causes a condition called "fatty liver" which affects 70 million people.

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  • Hepatic metabolism of fructose favors de novo lipogenesis production of fat in the liver.

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  • From chemicals that actually inhibit lipolysis or straigt encourage lipogenesis and the increase in health risks should be enough for concern.

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  • Deuterated water (D2O; Aldrich) was provided as deuterium source for incorporation into fatty acid (FA) during de novo lipogenesis and ceramide synthesis.

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  • Further metabolite profiling will be needed to examine specific KAA metabolites, such as keto-acyl-CoAs, which may affect the expression of lipogenesis-related nuclear receptors.

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  • Bassilian S, Lim S, Boros LG (2000) Loss of regulation of lipogenesis in the Zucker diabetic (ZDF) rat.

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  • Bassilian S, Ahmed S, Lim SK, Boros LG, Mao CS, et al. (2002) Loss of regulation of lipogenesis in the Zucker diabetic rat.

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