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Where are phospholipids primarily made?


Where are phospholipids primarily made? 

Step 1

The phospholipid is the main component of cell membranes. The bilipid layer of the membrane is formed by phospholipids because of their amphiphilic characters. Structurally, the phospholipid consists of a hydrophilic head, a hydrophobic tail, and a phosphate group. 

Step 2

Lipids are mainly synthesized in three sites: Cytosol, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and chloroplasts (in plants).

The endoplasmic reticulum is involved in the formation of lipids. It is of two types, rough endoplasmic reticulum, and smooth endoplasmic reticulum. Smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER) is primarily involved in the synthesis of lipids. The number of SER depends on the type of tissues o...

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