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
2. Thermal insulation
Platelet-activatingfactor (PAF) is apotent mediatorthat occurs at verylow concentrationsin cells and tissues
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Biological functions:COO-arachadonic acid
Biological Processes Regulated byEicosanoids
•Lipid rafts are plasma membranemicrodomains rich in cholesterol andsphingolipids.•important for neuronal celladhesion, axon guidance and synaptictransmission.•crucial for neural development andfunction.
Function as antibacterial
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.
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.