Journal article

Kinetics of ruminal lipolysis of triacylglycerol and biohydrogenation of long-chain fatty acids: new insights from old data.

PJ Moate, RC Boston, TC Jenkins, IJ Lean

J Dairy Sci | Published : 2008


Previous investigations into ruminal lipolysis of triacylglycerol and ruminal biohydrogenation (BH) of unsaturated long-chain fatty acids have generally quantified these processes with either zero-order or first-order kinetics. This investigation examined if Michaelis-Menten and other nonlinear kinetics might be useful for quantifying these processes. Data from 2 previously published in vitro experiments employing rumen fluid from sheep to investigate the lipolysis of trilinolein, the BH of cis-9, cis-12 linoleic acid (LA), and the BH of fatty acids derived from the lipolysis of trilinolein were used for the development of a multi-compartmental model. The model described the lipolysis of tri..

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