5 Answered Questions for the topic Lipids

Are all/most/any membranes comprised of lipids from the smooth ER?

I'm attending an introductory high school course to cell biology. Based on my understanding, lipids – the building blocks of membranes – are formed in the smooth ER. Are all/most/any membranes... more

What do sphingolipids do in humans?

I want to know the significance of sphingolipids in human. I have learnt that sphingomyelin is the most significant type of sphingolipid in human. Also that the sphingomyelin serves as a structural... more

05/13/19

Synthesis of Fatty Acids Longer than 16 Carbons?

I understand that the human body when performing Fatty Acid Synthesis can synthesize only until C16 (palmitate). However the ER has desaturases and elongases. I know that desaturases are used to... more
Lipids

10/19/18

Explain how histidine is associated with a cold

Lipids Cell Membrane

11/19/16

Why is the mobility of lipids in liposomes greater than that of lipids in biological membranes?

Why is the mobility of lipids in liposomes greater than that of lipids in biological membranes?

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