Questions about Lipid structure and functions


Choose the best answer:


Lipid Question  L-02


The following compounds are phospholipids:


a)     lecithins and sphingomyelin

b)     diacylglycerols and cephalins

c)      plasmalogens and cerebrosides

d)     glycerol and gangliosides

e)     cholesterol and prostaglandins




Lipid Question L-03


According to the chemical and biological classifications of fatty acids, we can classify palmitic acid as:


a)     monounsaturated and essential

b)     monounsaturated and non essential

c)      polyunsaturated and essential

d)     polyunsaturated and non essential

e)     saturated and essential

f)       saturated and non essential





Lipid Question L-04


Different compounds included in this classificatory group of lipids, can act as pulmonary surfactant, component of membranes and precursors of second messengers. This is the group of:


a)     steroids

b)     glycosphingolipids

c)      triacylglycerols

d)     fatty acids

e)     phosphoglycerides




Lipid Question L-05


For historical reasons, it is yet called a vitamin, but it is really a steroid hormone that is synthesized in our body from cholesterol:


a)     Vitamin A

b)     Vitamin D

c)      Vitamin E

d)     Vitamin F

e)     Vitamin K



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