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Phospholipids

(noun) Plural form of phospholipid.

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... molybdenum ?% lithium ?% cobalt ?% nickel ?% boron ?% calcium ?% vitamin b12 ?% folate ?% vitamin d ?% mercury ?% lead ?% cadmium 3% Bilirubin 3% Phospholipids

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by lourat
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:18 am
 
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Re: Lipid Bilayers vs Micelles

... heads / hydrophobic tails is to form micelles, because this is the simplest structure that maximizes hydrophobic/philic interaction. In phospholipids, however, the hydrophobic tails have a greater cross-sectional area than the heads, and so they cannot form stable micelles - in other ...

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by squillss
Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:34 am
 
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Re: Phospholipids

So I asked other biology students in my class, and they said that just because the head is hydrophilic doesn't mean that it will dissolve. Also the head is attached to a hydrophobic fatty acid, which is another reason why it won't dissolve. Their answers make sense, but I'd like to know if that is t...

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by akatalitha
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:47 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Phospholipids
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Phospholipids

Why doesn't the hydrophilic head on the outside of a cell membrane dissolve? Being hydrophilic means that it is easily dissolved in water and/or has an affinity, so it would make sense to me that the head would dissolve in any solvent, so why doesn't it? Thanks for the help.

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by akatalitha
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:33 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Phospholipids
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The majority of all the molecules in your body are ions (all phospholipids, almost all proteins, ATP, NAD+...) Of course many of these would be affected by any toxin to some degree, but I can't think of any reason why their ionic state would be important ...

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by JoshuaFlynn
Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:40 pm
 
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