5.07SC | Fall 2013 | Undergraduate

Biological Chemistry I

Module II: Production of Energy in the Cell

Session 14: Lipid Catabolism: Fatty Acid Beta-Oxidation

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Lecture Topics

  • Lipids Make Up Biological Membranes and are Energy Storehouses
  • Metabolized to Acetyl CoA by Beta-Oxidation


  • Chapter 20: Lipid Metabolism
    • Lipid Digestions, Absorption, and Transport
    • Fatty Acid Oxidation
    • Ketone Bodies

Lecture Video: Lipid Catabolism: Fatty Acid Beta-Oxidation

This video introduced the process of lipid catabolism, including the many roles of lipids and the stages of fatty acid catabolism. Lipids are our primary energy reserve.

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