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What is the basic mechanism of Glycerophospholipids biosynthesis?

The most abundant phospholipids are made from glycerol. Phospholipids are important components of membranes and help transport triacylglycerols and cholesterol in the body. Typically, they have saturated fatty acids at carbon #1 (more than 90%) and unsaturated fatty acids at carbon #2 (more than 90%). There are a few differences in the lipids (and metabolic […]

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  • Updated August 30, 2018

What are Lipids ? What are the Importance in Human Body

Lipids¬†are involved mainly with long-term energy storage. They are generally¬†insoluble in polar substances such as water. Secondary functions of lipids include structural components (as in the case of phospholipids that are the major building block in cell membranes) and “messengers” (hormones) that play roles in communications within and between cells. Lipids Definition: Lipids are a […]

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  • Updated January 22, 2019

Qualitative Analysis : Color Reactions of Lipids

Lipids are one of the major constituents of foods and are important in our diet for a number of reasons. They are a major source of energy and provide essential lipid nutrients. Nevertheless, over-consumption of certain lipid components can be detrimental to our health, e.g. cholesterol and saturated fats. In many foods, the lipid component […]

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  • Updated August 17, 2019