PHOSPHOLIPIDS - often attached to another small polar...

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PHOSPHOLIPIDS Phospholipids are the principle components of cell membranes, consisting of two fatty acids joined by a polar head group (Fig. 3) . In the glycerol phospholipids, the 2 fatty acids are bound to carbon atoms in glycerol but the third C is bound to a phosphate group, which in turn is
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Unformatted text preview: often attached to another small polar molecule, such as choline, serine, inositol, or ethanolamine (Fig. 5) . ALL phospholipids have POLAR head groups and NON-POLAR fatty acid tails. This amphiphatic nature is the driving force for the formation of membrane structures....
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This document was uploaded on 11/03/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 at Broward College.

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