Problem: The following statements describe different types of lipids. Fill in the blanks by dragging the appropriate Map term to its correct location.Note: If you answer any part of this question incorrectly, a single red X will appear indicating that one or more of the terms are placed incorrectly. Compounds that contain a fused ring system are called ___________. These have three 6-membered rings and one 5-membered ring. Some of these compounds are found in biological membranes. ___________ are the building blocks for many lipids, and they generally contain an even number of carbon atoms and an unbranched hydrocarbon chain.___________ are formed when a carbohydrate is glycosidically linked to a hydroxyl group of a lipid. Examples include gangliosides and cerebrosides These are also found in biological membranes. ___________ are the storage form of lipids, accumulating in adipose tissue, and they can be used as metabolic fuel. These compounds have a polar part, made of three ester groups, and a nonpolar fatty acid tail. ___________ are made up of a long-chain amino alcohol joined, either by a glycosidic linkage or a phosphodiester linkage, to a fatty acid. These do not contain __________. They are abundant in the nervous system.When glycerol is esterified to two fatty acids and a phosphoric acid molecule a ___________ is formed. These are found in biological membranes. • steroids • fatty acids • triacylglycerols • glycerol • phosphoglyceride • sphingolipids • glycolipids

FREE Expert Solution

Recall:

  • steroids → composed of multiple rings
  • fatty acids → make up lipids
  • glycolipids → lipids bonded to carbohydrates
  • triacylglycerol → storage form of lipids
  • sphingolipids → lipid molecules linked with amino alcohols
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The following statements describe different types of lipids. Fill in the blanks by dragging the appropriate Map term to its correct location.

Note: If you answer any part of this question incorrectly, a single red X will appear indicating that one or more of the terms are placed incorrectly. 

Compounds that contain a fused ring system are called ___________. These have three 6-membered rings and one 5-membered ring. Some of these compounds are found in biological membranes. 

___________ are the building blocks for many lipids, and they generally contain an even number of carbon atoms and an unbranched hydrocarbon chain.

___________ are formed when a carbohydrate is glycosidically linked to a hydroxyl group of a lipid. Examples include gangliosides and cerebrosides These are also found in biological membranes. 

___________ are the storage form of lipids, accumulating in adipose tissue, and they can be used as metabolic fuel. These compounds have a polar part, made of three ester groups, and a nonpolar fatty acid tail. 

___________ are made up of a long-chain amino alcohol joined, either by a glycosidic linkage or a phosphodiester linkage, to a fatty acid. These do not contain __________. They are abundant in the nervous system.

When glycerol is esterified to two fatty acids and a phosphoric acid molecule a ___________ is formed. These are found in biological membranes.


 • steroids 

• fatty acids 

• triacylglycerols 

• glycerol 

• phosphoglyceride 

• sphingolipids 

• glycolipids

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