How do cells use lipids?
Cells use what to get energy only when carbohydrates are not available?
What do cells use to get energy when carbohydrates are not available?
Asked in Genetics
What are lipids and what are the building material of cells?
Asked in Biology
Lipids and what are the building materials of cells?
Asked in Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets, Biology
How do cells use carbohydrates and lipids?
Cells use carbohydrates and lipids as sources of energy. Lipids are also essential to the structure of cell membranes in the form of phospholipids and cholesterol. Cholesterol is also the precursor for vitamin D and steroid hormones. In plant cells, the polysaccharide cellulose forms the cell wall, and in arthropods, the polysaccharide chitin makes up their exoskeletons.