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Intracellular lipase in adipose tissue, distinct from hormone-sensitive lipase, that makes a significant contribution to both basal fatty acid release from adipose tissue and also in fasting, when its activity increases; it is induced by glucocorticoid hormones. Catalyses hydrolysis of triacylglycerol to diacylglycerol, but has no action on diacylglycerol.

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