This book provides an authoritative and comprehensive source of information on the biochemical an metabolic aspects of digestion and absorption of different dietary fats and other lipids, with minimal discussion of the physical chemistry of the process, which has been covered in great detail in previous reviews. It is intended for both researchers and practitioners in the biomedical field who require detailed knowledge of the biomedical and metabolic transformations involed in the intestinal digestion and resynthesis of dietary fats and other lipids.
1. Analytical Methodology in the Fat Absorption Area 2. Structure and Function of Enterocyte Membrane Lipids 3. Hydrolysis of Dietary Gylcerides and Phosphoglycerides: Fatty Acid and Positional Specificity of Lipases and Phospholipases 4. Absorption of Deuterium-Labeled cis- and trans- Octadecenoic Acid Positional Isomers in Man 5. The Role of Phosphatidylcholine in the Absorption and Transport of Dietary Fat 6. Role of Intestinal Hydrolases, Endogenous Substrates, and Chyloportal Partition in Fat Absorption 7. Biochemical Characterization and Purification of Intestinal Acylgylcerol Acyltransferases 8. Clinical Aspects of Fat Malabsorption