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Which of the following is not a component of cell membranes?

(a) Phosphodiglycerides

(b) Sphingolipids

(c) Cholesterol

(d) Phosphotriglycerides

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Asked question is from Chemical Composition of Membranes topic in chapter Cellular Membranes of Cell Biology

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Correct option is (d) Phosphotriglycerides

The explanation is: Phospholipids present in cell membrane are diglycerides and not triglycerides. Triglycerides have three fatty acids and are not ampipathic in nature. It also consists of sphingolipid and cholesterol.

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