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Lipoprotein particles are relatively large, spherical clumps of protein and lipid molecules (see Figure 3.18) that circulate in the blood of mammals. They are like suitcases that move cholesterol, fatty acid remnants, triglycerides, and phospholipids from one place to another in the body. Given what you know about the solubility of lipids in water, which types of lipids would you predict to be on the outside of a lipoprotein clump, bathed in the water-based fluid portion of blood?

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Chapter 3, Problem 2CT
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Lipoprotein particles are relatively large, spherical clumps of protein and lipid molecules (see Figure 3.18) that circulate in the blood of mammals. They are like suitcases that move cholesterol, fatty acid remnants, triglycerides, and phospholipids from one place to another in the body. Given what you know about the solubility of lipids in water, which types of lipids would you predict to be on the outside of a lipoprotein clump, bathed in the water-based fluid portion of blood?

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Summary Introduction

To explain: The types of lipids that are present on the outside of a lipoprotein clump, bathed in the water-based fluid portion of blood.

Concept introduction: Lipoproteins are carriers of hydrophobic molecules in the extracellular matrix and the blood. The lipoproteins are made of phospholipids, cholesterol, and proteins. The proteins are made of amino acids.

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Lipoproteins circulate in the circulatory system of mammals. The lipoproteins are carriers of cholesterol, remnants of fatty acids, phospholipids, and fats between organ systems. Lipoproteins have to travel in the aqueous blood medium. The lipoproteins that move along the blood are known as plasma lipoproteins. The lipoproteins like cholesterol, phospholipids, and apoproteins have both hydrophilic part and hydrophobic part...

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