Lipids- Definition, Structure and Functions, Fatty acids

Lipids and Fatty Acids

What are Lipids? Lipids are a group of diverse macromolecules consisting of fatty acids and their derivatives that are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents. Lipids consist of fats, oils, hormones, and certain components of membranes that are grouped together because of their hydrophobic interactions. The lipids are essential constituents … Read more

Biosynthesis of cholesterol and its regulation

Cholesterol levels in the body originate from its biosynthesis and diet. Most of the cholesterol used by active adults is produced in the liver, which produces ~70% of daily cholesterol demand (~1 gram). The other 30% originates from dietary absorption. Biosynthesis of cholesterol commonly happens in the endoplasmic reticulum of … Read more