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Aren't phospholipids produced in the smooth ER? I must have gone blind because I can't find it in my textbook, even though I know it's there; how annoying!
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yes, since the smooth ER is used for fat metabolism and phospholipds contain 2 fatty acid chains ( C1 contains a saturated fatty acid and C2 the unsaturated fatty acid. C3 is esterified with phosphate and a molecule like choline for example)
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Hi, in plants phospholipids can be synthetized in the plastid as well.
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