Lipids and Biomembranes

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I know that ester linkages are the bonds that form in triglycerides when a glycerol attaches to three fatty acids, but are there any specific linkages within other lipids like phospholipids and steroids? Also, are these ester linkages covalent bonds?


Yes, all these bonds are covalent. The ester linkages that join the fatty acids to glycerol in a triglyceride are just like the ones that are found in a phospholipid, but the covalent bonds formed when steroids are synthesized are a little different and beyond the scope of this class.

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