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Biochemistry for Nurses by Ravindra Bhardwaj, Uma Bhardwaj

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4

Composition and Metabolism of Lipids

CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
4.1 INTRODUCTION

Biological molecules that are insoluble in aqueous solutions and soluble in organic solvents are classified as lipids. The lipids of physiological importance for humans have four major functions:

  1. They serve as structural components of biological membranes.
  2. They provide ...

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