+1 vote
in Cell Biology by (120k points)
The phosphoglycerides in cell membrane are of the _________ type.

(a) Triglyceride

(b) Diglyceride

(c) Monoglyceride

(d) Polyglyceride

This question was addressed to me in an internship interview.

This intriguing question comes from Chemical Composition of Membranes topic in chapter Cellular Membranes of Cell Biology

1 Answer

+1 vote
by (764k points)
selected by
 
Best answer
The correct option is (b) Diglyceride

To elaborate: Membrane glycerides, which contain a phosphate group has two fatty acids. Therefore, they are phosphor-diglycerides. Only two of the hydroxyl groups of the glycerol are esterified to a hydrophilic phosphate group.

Related questions

Welcome to TalkJarvis QnA, a question-answer community website for the people by the people. On TalkJarvis QnA you can ask your doubts, curiosity, questions and whatever going in your mind either related to studies or others. Experts and people from different fields will answer.

Categories

...