Utilisation of triacylglycerol and non-esterified fatty acid by the working rat heart: myocardial lipid substrate preference.
Utilisation and subsequent metabolic fate (oxidation; tissue lipid deposition) of non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA), very-low-density lipoprotein-triacylglycerol (VLDL-TAG), and chylomicron-triacylglycerol (CM-TAG) alone or in combination by isolated working rat heart were examined. Cardiac mechanical function was maintained regardless of lipid substrate used. NEFA and CM-TAG were assimilated to a greater extent than VLDL-TAG; CM-TAG utilisation (76+/-10 nmol fatty acid/min per g wet wt.; n=8)...Expand abstract
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