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The Clinical Measurement Ontology (CMO), Measurement Methods Ontology (MMO), and Experimental Condition Ontology (XCO) are currently being developed at the Rat Genome Database. For more information about these vocabularies please see Shimoyama et al. Three ontologies to define phenotype measurement data. Front Genet. 2012;3:87. Epub 2012 May 28 or contact us (

Term:lipolysis assay measuring free fatty acid release
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Definition:Assay which measures release of free fatty acids from isolated cells such as adipocytes to quantifiy the hydrolysis of fat and/or lipids in the cells. Free fatty acids are non-esterified fatty acids released by the hydrolysis of triglycerides within adipose tissue, which can be used as an immediate source of energy by many organs and can be converted by the liver into ketone bodies.

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          lipolysis assay 0
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