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Sources of Glycerol

BIOCHM-1TSRY8

Glycerol-3-phosphate is required for synthesis of triacylglycerols and phospholipids as it is the backbone to which fatty acids are esterified.

Where does the majority of glycerol come from?

A

Dihydroxyacetone-phosphate (DHAP) from the glycolytic pathway.

B

Glycerol is synthesized de novo in the liver.

C

Glycerol is absorbed from the diet.

D

Glycerol is recycled from TAGs and phospholipids that are catabolized.

E

None of the above.