Lecture notes 6

Example animal fats crisco buker unsaturated one or

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Unformatted text preview: nent) orients towards aqueous phase •  Non ­polar tail (long hydrocarbon chain) orients towards inside (micelle) or towards other layer in a bilayer (shown) Biological Membranes are made up of Phospholipids Common fa3y acid components of biological membranes •  faKy acid composi@on •  FaKy acid composi@ons of fats •  Saturated (no double bonds) –  Tend to form more rigid structures because hydrocarbon chains can be closely packed –  Example animal fats (crisco, buKer) •  Unsaturated (one or more double bonds) –  Tend to form less rigid structures (higher Tm) because kinks due t...
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