• Biohemistry


    Lipids Lipids are derived from Greek word i.e. Lipos means fats. Lipids are the biological molecules that are soluble in organic solvents (i.e. alcohol, ether etc.) but insoluble in aqueous solution, or potentially related to fatty acids and utilized by the living cells. Lipids are not polymers (because they are not build from monomers). Classification of lipids Function of lipids Storage of energy. Due to high energy value it is the important dietary compounds. Fats stores in adipose tissue, where it is serves as a thermal insulator in the subcutaneous tissue and around certain organs. Structural components of biological membranes (lipoproteins, phospholipids and sphingolipids). Act as a carrier of lipid…

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