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Keyword - Lipid degradation (KW-0442)

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Definition

Protein involved in the breakdown of lipids, a diverse class of compounds, insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents, and which include fats, oils, triacylglycerols, fatty acids, glycolipids, phospholipids and steroids.

Synonyms

  • Lipid breakdown
  • Lipid catabolic process
  • Lipid catabolism

Category

Biological process

Gene Ontology

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GOi

lipid catabolic process [ GO:0016042 ]

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Lipid degradationLipid metabolismBiological process
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