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

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