lipase

(redirected from triglyceride lipase)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

lip·ase

 (lĭp′ās′, lī′pās′)
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of fats into glycerol and fatty acids.

lipase

(ˈlaɪpeɪs; ˈlɪpeɪs)
n
(Biochemistry) any of a group of fat-digesting enzymes produced in the stomach, pancreas, and liver and also occurring widely in the seeds of plants
[C19: from Greek lipos fat + -ase]

li•pase

(ˈlaɪ peɪs, ˈlɪp eɪs)

n.
any of a class of enzymes that break down fats, produced by the liver, pancreas, and other digestive organs or by certain plants.
[1895–1900; < Greek líp(os) fat + -ase]

lip·ase

(lĭp′ās′, lī′pās′)
An enzyme that promotes the decomposition of fats to form glycerol and fatty acids.

lipase

An enzyme that digests fat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lipase - an enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream
gastric acid, gastric juice - digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Translations
lipase

li·pase

n. lipasa, enzima segregada por el páncreas que cataliza las grasas y lipoproteínas usualmente en degradación de glicerol y ácido lípido.

lipase

n lipasa
References in periodicals archive ?
2004) Fat mobilization in adipose tissue is promoted by adipose triglyceride lipase.
In this study, DR did not affect the expression of several genes in the LM for lipid metabolism (adipose triglyceride lipase, acyl-CoA synthetase long-chain family member, glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase, and hydroxyacyl-Coenzyme A dehydrogenase) and fatty acid uptake (fatty acid translocase and lipoprotein lipase) at both P1 and P2.
Results: We demonstrated that kinsenoside increased both adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL)-mediated lipolysis, which was upregulated by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation, and the hydrolysis of triglycerides to glycerol and fatty acids that require transportation into mitochondria for further [beta]-oxidation.
The enzyme, known as adipocyte triglyceride lipase 1 (ATGL-1), literally cuts fat molecules in a way that leads to their further metabolic breakdown.