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Lipid

Definition noun plural: lipids lip·id, ˈlɪp ɪd, ˈlaɪ pɪd A fatty or waxy organic compound that is readily soluble... Read More

Phospholipid

Definition noun plural: phospholipids phos·pho·lip·id, ˌfɒsfəˈlɪpɪd (1) A lipid with one or more phosphate groups... Read More

Food Lipids: Chemistry, Nutrition, and Biotechnology, Second Edition (Food Science and Technology)

Food Lipids: Chemistry, Nutrition, and Biotechnology, Second Edition    ... Read More

Sphingolipid

Definition noun plural: sphingolipids sphin·go·lip·id A type of lipid with a sphingoid base (e.g. sphingosine and... Read More

Lipidosis

Definition noun, plural: lipidoses A type of lysosomal storage disease that is often caused by a deficiency of enzymes... Read More

Lipid bilayer

Definition noun Phospholipids organized in two layers wherein their hydrophobic tails are projecting inward while their... Read More

Glyceroglycolipid

Definition noun, plural: glyceroglycolipids A type of glycolipid made up of an acetylated or non-acetylated glycerol and at... Read More

Annular lipid

Annular lipid The layer(s) of lipid bound to and/or surrounding an integral membrane... Read More

Amphipathic

Amphipathic is a word used to describe a chemical compound containing both polar (water-soluble) and nonpolar (not... Read More

Plasma membrane

Do all cells have a plasma (or cell) membrane? Yes, all cells have a biological membrane that separates the protoplasm from... Read More

Glycosphingolipid

Definition noun, plural: glycosphingolipids A type of glycolipid made up of a glycan (or a carbohydrate) linked to the... Read More

Glycerolipid

Definition noun, plural: glycerolipids A type of lipid made up of a glycerol linked esterically to a fatty acid Supplement A... Read More

Fatty Acid and Lipid Chemistry

Fatty Acid and Lipid Chemistry     ... Read More

Glycolipid

Definition noun, plural: glycolipids A carbohydrate, usually an oligosaccharide, that is covalently linked to a lipid... Read More

Fat

Definition noun plural: fats fats, fæts A term largely applied to storage lipids in animal tissues that are usually solid... Read More

Endomembrane system

Ever wondered how biomolecules are made within the cell and then they are released outside the cell for use by the body?... Read More

Cell membrane

Definition noun plural: cell membranes ˈmembɹeɪn The cell’s outer membrane made up of a two layers of phospholipids... Read More

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum

Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum Definition Smooth endoplasmic reticulum (sER) is (a part of) endoplasmic reticulum that is... Read More

Phospholipid bilayer

Definition noun The two layers of phospholipids arranged in such a way that their hydrophobic tails are projecting inwards... Read More

Sphingolipidosis

Definition noun, plural: sphingolipidoses A lysosomal disease due to an abnormal sphingolipid... Read More

Organelle

An organelle refers to any of the various cellular structures that perform a distinctive function inside a cell. The cell is... Read More

Stearic acid – the unique saturated fatty acid in Clarias batrachus, an Indian lean fish

Subroto Ghosh Ph.D.* *Fishery & Aquaculture Unit, Department of Zoology, Rishi Bankim Chandra College, Naihati 743165... Read More

Cell wall

The cell is the structural, functional, and biological unit of all organisms. It is a membrane-bound structure containing... Read More

Ionophore

Definition noun, plural: ionophores (1) Any molecule or compounds that is lipid-soluble yet allows ions to bind to, shield,... Read More

Lipase

Definition noun, plural: lipases A water-soluble enzyme catalyzing hydrolysis of lipids, thereby breaking down fats into... Read More

Facilitated diffusion

Facilitated diffusion is the transport of substances across a biological membrane from an area of higher concentration to an... Read More

Fatty acid

Definition noun plural: fatty acids'' fatty acid, ˈfætɪ ˈæsɪd Any of the group of a long chain of hydrocarbon... Read More

Lipogenesis

Definition noun The synthesis of lipid (fat) Supplement Lipogenesis is the process of producing lipid or fat. In biology,... Read More

Glycosylation

Definition noun A biochemical process where a glycan attaches to a protein, a lipid, or other organic molecule, especially... Read More

Lipolysis

Definition noun The process of breaking down of lipids (fats) into fatty acids and glycerol Supplement Lipolysis is the... Read More

Pancreatic lipase

Definition noun, plural: pancreatic lipases A pancreatic enzyme that splits dietary fats by hydrolyzing triacyglycerol... Read More

Fluid mosaic model

Definition A model conceived by S.J. Singer and Garth Nicolson in 1972 to describe the structural features of biological... Read More

Protonophore

Definition noun, plural: protonophores The ionophore carrying protons to facilitate crossing the lipid... Read More

Golgi apparatus

Definition noun Gol·gi ap·pa·rat·us, ˈgɔl dʒi ˌæpəˈreɪtəs (cell biology) An organelle that is comprised of... Read More

Ion carrier

Definition noun, plural: ion carriers An ionophore that facilitates transport of ion through a hydrophobic medium, such as... Read More

White adipose tissue

Definition noun, plural: white adipose tissues A type of adipose tissue found in mammals used to store energy and acts as... Read More

Endomembrane

Definition noun, plural: endomembranes The membraneous components in a cell, i.e. nuclear envelope, endoplasmic reticulum,... Read More

Glycerol

Definition noun glyc•er•ol, ˈglɪs əˌrɔl A sugar alcohol made up of two polyols derived from saponification of... Read More