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Unformatted text preview: compound lipids such as phospholipids and glycolipids which on hydrolysis yield not only alcohol and fatty acids but also other compounds and derived lipids such as steroids which include cholesterol, Vitamin D, estrogen , testosterone, cortisol, etc. Lipids are practically insoluble in water but are soluble in organic solvents like chloroform, ether and benzene. Fats stored in cells are usually clear oil droplets called globules. Because fats do not dissolve in water, animals store fat in large clear globules in the cells of adipose tissue. The enzyme lipose breaks down fats into fatty acids and glycerol which can be furthur broken down to produce energy....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course BIOLOGY bi 101 taught by Professor - during the Fall '10 term at Montgomery.
- Fall '10
- Fatty Acids