Lipids and Biomembranes

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Glycolipids have a serine backbone, why? Isn't it glycolipids are carbohydrates covalently bonded to lipids? Where does the serine come from?


It's not really a serine, but the molecule they are formed from, if you separate the head group from the fatty acids, what you're left with is the chemical formula of serine.

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