Phospholipid

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Phospholipids are lipid molecules which have a [[Phosphate|phosphate]] group attached. <br>
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Phospholipids are lipid molecules which have a [[Phosphate|phosphate]] group attached.  
  
They are highly abundant in [[Cell membranes|cell membranes]], where they form a [[Lipid bi-layer|lipid bilayer]], due to the [[Amphiphatic|amphiphatic]] nature of&nbsp;their [[Hydrophilic|hydrophilic]] heads and&nbsp;[[Hydrophobic|hydrophobic]]&nbsp;tails.<br>
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They are highly abundant in [[Cell membranes|cell membranes]], where they form a [[Lipid bi-layer|lipid bilayer]], due to the [[Amphiphatic|amphiphatic]] nature of&nbsp;their [[Hydrophilic|hydrophilic]] heads and&nbsp;[[Hydrophobic|hydrophobic]]&nbsp;tails.<ref>Alberts et al. (2002) Molecular Biology Of The Cell, 4th edition, New York: Garland Science. p62</ref><br>
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Revision as of 15:06, 13 November 2010

Phospholipids are lipid molecules which have a phosphate group attached.

They are highly abundant in cell membranes, where they form a lipid bilayer, due to the amphiphatic nature of their hydrophilic heads and hydrophobic tails.[1]


References

  1. Alberts et al. (2002) Molecular Biology Of The Cell, 4th edition, New York: Garland Science. p62
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