saturated fatty acids
In eukaryotic membranes refers to stearic, palmitic and myristic acids, that are linear aliphatic chains with no double bonds. Prokaryotes have numerous branched-chain saturated fatty acids.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • common saturated fatty acids — ▪ Table Common saturated fatty acids trivial name systematic name number of carbons in chain typical sources lauric acid n dodecanoic acid 12 palm kernel oil, nutmeg myristic acid n tetradecanoic acid 14 palm kernel oil, nutmeg palmitic acid n… …   Universalium

  • trans–fatty acids — stereoisomers of the naturally occurring cis–fatty acids, created by the partial hydrogenation of unsaturated fatty acids during the manufacture of margarine and shortening. Like saturated fatty acids, they raise the levels low density… …   Medical dictionary

  • Common fatty acids in foods — ▪ Table Common fatty acids in foods fatty acid shorthand* typical source Saturated fatty acids butyric 4:0 butterfat caproic 6:0 butterfat caprylic 8:0 coconut oil capric 10:0 coconut oil lauric 12:0 coconut oil, palm kernel oil myristic 14:0… …   Universalium

  • Saturated fat — is fat that consists of triglycerides containing only saturated fatty acids. Explanation Fat that occurs naturally in living matter contains varying proportions of saturated and unsaturated fat. Foods that contain a high proportion of saturated… …   Wikipedia

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  • fatty acid — Biochem. any of a class of aliphatic acids, esp. palmitic, stearic, or oleic acid, consisting of a long hydrocarbon chain ending in a carboxyl group that bonds to glycerol to form a fat. [1860 65] * * * Organic compound that is an important… …   Universalium

  • saturated fat — Nutrition. a type of single bond animal or vegetable fat, as that found in butter, meat, egg yolks, and coconut or palm oil, that in humans tends to increase cholesterol levels in the blood. Cf. saturated (def. 3). [1970 75] * * * saturated fat… …   Useful english dictionary

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