Asked in Nutrition
Which statement most accurately explains why cholesterol and phospholipids are amphipathic but fats are not?
Cholesterol and phospholipids contain both hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions; fats are primarily hydrophobic. Save ...
Asked in Cell or Plasma Membranes
What parts of the plasma membrane are water soluble?
The plasma membrane is made of phospholipids. Phospholipids contain a hydrophillic head group which is considered water soluable. They also contain a hydrophobic tail group whichi s considered lipid soluable ...
How are triglycerides and phospholipids similar?
Triglycerides and phospholipids are two major classes of lipids. They both contain long-chain fatty acids attached to one or more hydroxyl groups of the glycerol molecule. ...
What are lipids and phospholipids?
Lipids are broadly defined as molecules that are hydrophobic (insoluble in water) or ampiphilic (possessing both hydrophobic and hydrophilic properties). Phospholipids are a subgroup of ampiphilic lipids which contain a negatively charged phosphate group. ...
A nitrogen-containing compound found in foods as part of lecithin and other phospholipids?
Lecithin (which is a name actually applied to a number of different chemicals) may or may not contain an amine group, such as phosphatidylethanolamine. Phospholipids don't necessarily contain amine groups either. So the question doesn't quite jibe with what's out there. ...
Asked in Genetics
Are phospholipid molecules found in the cell membrane?
Yes. A specific example, peanuts are considered Brain Food because they contain phospholipids, and this indicates that phospholipids are needed for healthy brain cell membrane function. Anyone with more polish to add to this? ...