NEW DEVELOPMENTS CONCERNING URIC ACID METABOLISM

1909 Journal of the American Medical Association  
in the production of energy by the active tissues of the body, such as the heart and skeletal muscles. The altera¬ tion accomplished by the liver seems to consist in desaturating certain of the carbon atoms in the long chain of the fatty acid, and perhaps also in shifting the loca¬ tion of the unsaturated atoms in the molecule, in order to render these molecules available for chemical changes. According to this interesting hypothesis, therefore, the chief function of the liver in fat metabolism consists in
doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550150047005 fatcat:gmydcwrhvngd5ovfuc3ot6ar7a