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lipids help

Post by michyd » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:16 pm

hello, i was wondering if anyone would be able to help me. what does the term polarity mean in the context of lipids.
is it like hydrophobic and hydrophillic, all that stuff. im new to this lol

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Post by miloshic » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:44 pm

I find it a little bit difficult to explain it in English, but you have a lipid doublelayer where polar regions are on the inner and the outer side of a cell, while hydrophobic regions are turned to one another... Those polar regions consist of phosphorus' groups, while hydrophobic regions consist of fat acids...

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