Lipids are non-polar (hydrophobic) compounds,
soluble in organic solvents.
Most membrane lipids are amphipathic, having a
non-polar end and a polar end.
Fatty acids consist of a hydrocarbon chain with a
carboxylic acid at one end.
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2. Biochemistry by Lehninger
3. Biochemistry by Stryer
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Water is an essential part of the earth system.
Water is special not only because it covers
over 70% of the earth's surface, but
Glycoproteins are proteins that contain oligosaccharide
chains (glycans) covalently attached to their
They are one class of glycoconjugate or complex
carbohydratesequivalent terms used to denote
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Carbohydrates (glycans) have the following
or H - C - OH
Monosaccharides - simple sugars with multiple OH
groups. Based on n