Sections
Lipids
Fatty Acids
Fatty Acid Nomenclature
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Triacylglycerols
Glycerophospholipids
Sphingolipids
Sphingophospholipids
Sphingoglycolipids
Sphingolipid Recap
Waxes
Eicosanoids
Isoprenoids
Steroids
Steroid Hormones
Lipid Vitamins
Comprehensive Final Map
Biological Membranes
Physical Properties of Biological Membranes
Types of Membrane Proteins
Integral Membrane Proteins
Peripheral Membrane Proteins
Lipid-Linked Membrane Proteins

Concept #1: Triacylglycerols

Concept #2: Triacylglycerols

Practice: What type of bond connects the fatty acid chains to the #1, #2, and #3 positions of glycerol in triacylglycerols?

Practice: Draw the structure of a triacylglycerol that contains all 18:0 fatty acids. Is this a simple or mixed triacylglycerol?


a) Simple triacylglycerol. 

b) Mixed triacylglycerol. 

Concept #3: Triacylglycerol Functions

Practice: The function(s) of triacylglycerols in animals include:

a) Storage for long-term energy.

b) Encoding genetic information. 

c) Short-term energy storage. 

d) Thermal insulation of body temperature. 

e) A and D. 

f) A & C.