Recent advances on the biochemistry of flight-related lipid mobilization, transport, and metabolism are reviewed. The synthesis and release of adipokinetic hormones and their function in activation of fat body triacylglycerol lipase to produce diacylglycerol is discussed. The dynamics of reversible lipoprotein conversions and the structural properties and role of the exchangeable apolipoprotein, apolipophorin III, in this process is presented. The nature and structure of hemolymph lipid transfer particle and the potential role of a recently discovered lipoprotein receptor of the low-density lipoprotein receptor family, in lipophorin metabolism and lipid transport is reviewed.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

  • Article Type: Review Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error