By: Brian Nguyen and Vincent Lin
Examples of lipids
- Fats: Saturated, Unsaturated, Trans fat (e.g. Milk, cheese, olive oil, canola oil, potato chips, cookies, salmon)
- Steroids: cholesterol, estrogen, testosterone, bile salt, cortisol
- Waxes: ear wax, bee wax
Saturated Fat is found in milk.
Cholesterol is a type of steroid that is consumed everyday.
Beeswax is made of lipid.
Functional Groups of Lipids
Ester (Made of Carboxyl and Hydroxyl) for certain groups like Wax or Glyceride.
Carboxyl and hydroxyl separately are also present in lipids.
Common Function of Lipids
- Lipid is used for energy storage.
- Provides energy when there is none.
- Protects inner organs.
- Insulates, and keeps you warm.
- Fat soluble vitamins A,D,E, and K.
- Helps build up cell membranes and hormones.
Structure and Function of Lipid
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