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What is a phospholipid?

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    phospholipids are class of lipids and are a major component of all cell membranes as they can form lipid bilayers. Most phospholipids contain a diglyceride, a phosphate group, and a simple organic molecule such as choline; one exception to this rule is sphingomyelin, which is derived from sphingosine instead of glycerol

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    Phospholipids have 2 "sides" as well. The lipid tails are hydrophobic and don't mix with water, and the phosphate "heads" are hydrophilic and do mix with water.

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    consists of phosphate head, which is hydrophilic and a lipid tail, which is hydrophobic, thus they tend to be polarized. it regulates the movement of substances and molecules within the cell

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