fatty acid

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any of a class of aliphatic monocarboxylic acids that form part of a lipid molecule and can be derived from fat by hydrolysis

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Nonesterified fatty acids are present in the blood bound to albumin.
total cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, and LDL-cholesterol) and the less traditional, more novel, and potentially relevant measurements of apolipoproteins, lipoprotein(a), lipid peroxidation, lipases, cholesterol ester transfer protein, lecithin:cholesterol acyl transferase, phospholipids, nonesterified fatty acids, triglyceride-rich lipoprotein remnants, and LDL receptors.
Albumin is added to the free hormone assay reagent by a number of manufacturers to buffer the effects of increased nonesterified fatty acids that develop in serum in vitro.
To place these important observations in context, we wish to comment on the following: (a) the relevance of cascade effects in influencing the unbound concentrations of numerous other drugs such as aspirin and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents; (b) the importance of a similar cascade effect as a mechanism that can increase free thyroid hormone concentrations; and (c) the potential to overestimate the in vivo importance of apparent serum concentrations of nonesterified fatty acids (NEFAs) as direct or indirect inhibitors of hormone or drug binding.
Circulating nonesterified fatty acid level as a predictive risk factor for sudden death in the population.