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Unformatted text preview: interacts with water H H H glycerol C OC O long chain hydrocarbon long chain hydrocarbon fatty acid
tails (hydrophobic) monounsaturated long chain hydrocarbon long chain hydrocarbon saturated C OC O 2 fatty acids long chain hydrocarbon
CH H (hydrophilic) O H H H C 2 O phosphate H triglyceride H C HHHHH
phospholipid H O
H H OH
C H oleic acid (C18 ) (unsaturated)
O HH H HC
C 2 fatty acids Steroids:
CH 3 cholesterol
CH 3 CH 2 H
CH 2 C CH 3 lipid because there are hydrocarbons everywhere CH 3 CH 3 HO polar nonpolar testosterone
(19C) CH 3 OH estradiol
(18C) CH 3 OH CH 3 O HO Self-assembly of membrane lipids:
What happen when membrane lipids are added to water?
can form membrane
1. Micelleshave singleiftails. lipids have short
tails or Membrane lipids with two long tails cannot selfassemble into micelles. The tails cannot all fit in
the middle. 12-1...
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This document was uploaded on 03/27/2014.
- Fall '14
- Fatty Acids