Functions of Phospholipids• Membrane constituents• Precursors of triglycerides (energy storage)• Storage of polyunsaturated fatty acids (precursors of secondary messengers)• Prostaglandin precursors)• Lung surfactants
Phospholipid and Triglyceride Biosynthesisphosphatidyl choline triglyceride (TG)a. The glycerol unit in both triglyceride (TG) and phospholipid (PL)biosynthesis is derived from the glycolytic pathway or salvage of glycerol.b. The fatty acids are derived from the fatty acid biosynthetic pathway.
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