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Biochemistry Unit 2
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What are the 5 categories of Lipids?
4. Fatty acids
What are fatty acids?
Source of fuel
Lipids are _______ in H2O
What is the function of steroids?
Structure and signaling
What are omega 3 fatty acids?
The third carbon from the last has a double bond
Which is more stable: trans or cis?
Which is worse for you: trans or cis? And why?
Trans because they are more stable and therefore harder to break down
Which has a lower melting point: trans or cis?
Shorter length and cis unsaturation enhances what?
Double bonds _________ melting point.
More carbons _____________ the melting point
What mechanism forms triglycerides?
Dehydration synthesis of an acid and glycerol
What are the 3 types of membrane lipids?
Phospholipids, glycolipids, and cholesterol
Instead of a 3rd fatty acid, what does a phospholipid have?
A phosphate group
What is a glycolipid?
A sugar is attached to a lipid
What does a fluid mosaic model consist of?
Peripheral and integral proteins
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