Lipid Transport

1960 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition  
Chylomicrons: -Largest & Least Dense of the lipoproteins -Transport diet derived lipids (triglycerides) from the intestine, through the lymph, to the blood and the rest of the body -As chylomicrons pass through bloodstream, body cells remove lipids from them. -Liver cells remove the remnants of the chylomicrons from the blood and reassembles them into new triglycerides. -The liver is the most active site of lipid synthesis; it uses fatty acids to make cholesterol, other fatty acids,
more » ... s from carbohydrate, protein and alcohol. The new lipids are combined with a protein carrier and are transported to other parts of the body.
doi:10.1093/ajcn/8.3.310 pmid:13838327 fatcat:2dd2l4p2irbvvesvtyfkmrpqw4