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  • 1. Presented by:Hina Amir
  • 2. FUNCTIONS OF LIPIDSLIPIDS
  • 3. 1. Energy storage
  • 4. Lipids or Glucose for Energy?H3CCH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2CH2COOHHCCHHCCHCHCH2OHOHOHOOHHO More reduced state (more H bound to C) More potential for oxidationLess reduced state (more O bound to C) Less potential for oxidation
  • 5. 2. Thermal insulation
  • 6. Mechanical protection
  • 7. Platelet-activatingfactor (PAF) is apotent mediatorthat occurs at verylow concentrationsin cells and tissues
  • 8. Sleep Induction
  • 9. : Isoprene unit.
  • 10. Biological functions:COO-arachadonic acid
  • 11. Biological Processes Regulated byEicosanoids
  • 12. •Lipid rafts are plasma membranemicrodomains rich in cholesterol andsphingolipids.•important for neuronal celladhesion, axon guidance and synaptictransmission.•crucial for neural development andfunction.
  • 13. Structural support
  • 14. Function as antibacterial
  • 15. Precursor
  • 16. While plant oils such as cotton, coconut,palm, castor beans, soy, andsunflowers are also natural sources ofstearic acid,Soap making. deodorants foundationcreams, hand lotions, hair straighteningproducts, and shaving creams.
  • 17. Biodiesel is a clean-burning fuel producedfrom plant lipids such as soybean oil and willbe a good source of feul in near future.Lubricantspalm, sunflower, soybean oils are used tomake industrial bio-lubricants. engineoil, grease and metalworking fluids.