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Adipose Triacylglycerol (TAG) During a Fast

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During a prolonged fast, the triacylglycerol (TAG) molecules in adipose tissue become the major source of energy.

Which of the following statements is correct when a person undergoes a long fast?

A

Free fatty acids (FFA) are produced at a high rate in plasma by the action of lipoprotein lipase.

B

Glycerol produced by the degradation of TAG becomes an important direct source of energy for adipocytes.

C

Hormone-sensitive lipase is phosphorylated by a cAMP-activated protein kinase.

D

Stored fatty acids are released from adipose tissue into the plasma as components of the LDL lipoprotein particle.