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What do glycolipids do?


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January 19, 2016 3:31PM

Glycolipids may be involved in cells signalling that they're ''self''; to allow the immune system to recognise them.

They could also be hormone receptors

Glycolipids are a carbohydrate with lipids attached. Their main function is to provide energy and to serve as markers for cellular recognition.

Glycolipids are found in cell membrane animals tissues and nerve cells, composed of lipids and carbohydrates such as glucose or galactose as in cerebrosides or combination with sialic acids in gangliosides. It provide energy as well as cell recognition. In cell membrane it is bonding with water molecules.

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