Classification of Lipids
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Classification of Lipids

Lipid Metabolism

Biochemistry

Classification of lipids:


Simple lipids

Eg.: Triacylglycerots


Complex lipids

Phospholipids

  • Glycero phospholipids (contains glycerol):

Eg. Lecithin, Cephalin

  • Sphingo phospholipids (contains sphingosine):

Eg.: Sphingomyelin

Glycolipids- OR Glycosphinaolipids

Eg.: Cerebrosides, Gangliosides

Lipoproteins:

Eg.: HDL, LDL, VLDL, and Chylomicrons.

[Satyanarayana 3rd & 4th eds 28, 29]

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