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Changes of intramuscular phospholipids and free fatty acids during the processing of Nanjing dry-cured duck.
1% caustic soda was added and thoroughly mixed to ensure saponification of free fatty acids, hydration of phosphatides, albuminous and mucilaginous matter and reactions with colored pigments.
On the examination of fatty acid profile, quality factors such as free fatty acids, peroxide value, induction period and iodine value, some results clearly emerged.
This investigation shows that free fatty acids ensure good lubrication at boundary lubrication conditions.
Recently, a simple method for the simultaneous determination of both total and free fatty acids in saw palmetto extract has been developed.
In wild-type mice, excess free fatty acids and inflammatory cytokines released in states of ER stress activate JNK in muscle, liver, and adipose cells (19).
Additionally, the finding that the effect of AFREZZA on free fatty acids and glucagon was dose-dependent may be very important in understanding the consistent effect that we see with AFREZZA on fasting glucose levels.
It monitored the effects of varying concentrations of Svetol on the release of free fatty acids from adipose tissue following short- and long-term exposure.
When TRIP-Br2 is absent, fat cells dramatically increase the release of free fatty acids and also burn fat to produce the molecular fuel called ATP that powers mitochondria - the cell's energy source.
In tests, the frying stability of the oils was measured by determining free fatty acids (FFAs) and total polar compounds (TPCs).
Scientific evidence from previous studies indicates that restoring plasma levels through Carnipure supplementation during pregnancy may also help prevent the development of gestational diabetes, especially in overweight women, by decreasing elevated plasma free fatty acids.
Adiposopathy ("sick fat") is anatomically characterized by visceral adiposity and adipocyte hypertrophy; it is manifested physiologically by a net increase in release of free fatty acids and by pathogenic adipose tissue metabolic/immune responses that promote metabolic disease and increase CHD risk.