Triacylglyceride synthesis (WP212)

Caenorhabditis elegans

Most fats within this species are stored as triglycerides (TGs). TGs are composed out of a glycerol backbone, connecting three fatty acid chains.


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Caenorhabditis elegans


Lipids and LIPID MAPS


Pathway Ontology

triacylglycerol biosynthetic pathway


Label Type Compact URI Comment
Glycerol Metabolite chebi:17754
Glycerol-3-phosphate Metabolite chebi:15978
Triacylglycerol Metabolite chebi:17855
Dihydroxyacetone phosphate Metabolite chebi:16108
Dihydroxyacetonephosphate Metabolite chebi:16108
acl-2 GeneProduct ncbigene:179398
C05D11.7 GeneProduct ncbigene:175910
gly-20 GeneProduct ncbigene:179562
C46C11.1 GeneProduct ncbigene:180737
acl-11 GeneProduct ncbigene:185044
acl-7 GeneProduct ncbigene:174916
F53C3.13 GeneProduct ncbigene:173734
gly-14 GeneProduct ncbigene:175453
ads-1 GeneProduct ncbigene:175192
acl-6 GeneProduct ncbigene:178928
Y53G8B.2 GeneProduct ncbigene:175417
lipase GeneProduct ncbigene:179771
K11H3.1 GeneProduct ncbigene:176399
R11F4.1 GeneProduct ncbigene:173747


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  2. Regulation of body fat in Caenorhabditis elegans. Srinivasan S. Annu Rev Physiol. 2015;77:161–78. PubMed Europe PMC Scholia