Lipid Metabolism Biochemistry Note Download Free For Pharmacy students.
A lipids are non-polar organic compounds that is insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol, ether, and chloroform.
•Lipids are an important constituent of the structure of living cells. Together with carbohydrates and proteins, lipids are the main constituents of plant and animal cells.
•Lipids are easily stored in the body and serve as a source of Energy/Fuel.
•Lipids includes fatty acids, neutral fats, waxes and steroids (like cortisone) etc. Almost all fat in your diet comes in the form of triglycerides
•Fatty acids rarely occur as free molecules in nature. it is found in complex molecules such as fats (energy-storage
compounds) and phospholipids (the primary lipid components of cellular membranes).