Triacylglycerol

Triacylglycerols are glycerol molecules esterified with three fatty acid molecules (Figure 2). Diacyl-glycerols and monoacylglycerols have two and one fatty acid molecules, respectively. Triacylglycerols constitute the main energy storage form in mammals and are the main storage form of fatty acids.

Table 1 Physicochemical characteristics of the major lipoprotein classes

Lipoprotein

Density (g/ml)

Molecular weight

Diameter

Triacylglycerol

Cholesterol

Phospholipid

Source

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Peanuts can leave you breathless. Cat dander can lead to itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, coughing and sneezing. And most of us have suffered through those seasonal allergies with horrible pollen counts. Learn more...

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment