The Role of Structured Lipids in Host Defense Interactions

  • R. A. Forse
  • G. L. Blackburn
  • B. R. Bistrian


Lipids are important components in the host defense to injury and sepsis. They not only provide a necessary and preferred substrate but are important modulators of cellular response and function. Over the past several years the role of lipids in these two areas has been better clarified in the stressed state. It is the attempt to optimize lipid composition for use both as a fuel and a modulator of the cellular response that has led the development of the structured lipid.


Structure Lipid Lipid Emulsion Medium Chain Triglyceride Long Chain Triglyceride Improve Nitrogen Balance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Forse
    • 1
  • G. L. Blackburn
    • 1
  • B. R. Bistrian
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolNew England Deaconess HospitalBostonUSA

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