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What is phospholipids used for?

What is phospholipids used for?


School: Washington State University
Department: Biology
Course: Nutrition
Professor: Bethany marshall
Term: Spring 2015
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Name: Study Guide for final
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Chapter 6: Lipids

What is phospholipids used for?

∙ Lipids- organic substances that are relatively insoluble in water  (hydrophobic) and soluble in organic solvents

o Fats- solid at room temperature

o Oils- solid at room temperature

∙ The major lipid classes are fatty acids, triglycerides,  phospholipids, sterols, and fat-soluble vitamins

∙ Saturated fatty acid- single carbon-carbon bond

∙ Unsaturated fatty acid- double bonds

∙ Monounsaturated fatty acid- one double bond

∙ Polyunsaturated fatty acid- more than one double bond ∙ Cis double bond- when hydrogen atoms are positioned on the  same side of double bond

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∙ Trans double bond- when hydrogen atoms are on opposite sides  of the double bond

∙ Trans fatty acids are produced by partial hydrogenation, the  process by which some carbon-carbon double bonds found in  PUFA’s are converted to single bonds

o High consumption of synthetic trans fatty acids increases  risk of heart disease in some people

∙ Conditionally essential fatty acids during infancy:

o Arachidonic acid- omega-6 fatty acid

o Docosahexaenoic (DHA)- omega-3 fatty acid

∙ Monoglycerides- lipid made of a glycerol bonded to 1 fatty acid ∙ Diglycerides- lipid made of a glycerol bonded to 2 fatty acids ∙ Triglycerides- lipid made of a glycerol bonded to 3 fatty acids o Stored in adipocytes

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o Large amount of triglycerides can be stored in small space o Energy yield from lipids relatively high (kcal/g)

o Body has infinite ability to store excess energy in adipose  tissue

 ∙     Phospholipids 

o Structure is similar to triglyceride but instead of 1 fatty  acids ther’s a “polar head group”

 Polar compounds dissolve in water

 Nonpolar compounds don’t dissolve in water

 Amphipathic contains both polar and nonpolar  


o Major components of cell membranes

o Play roles in digestion, absorption, transport of lipids,  cellular metabolism

o Act as biologically active compounds

 ∙     Sterol 

o Lipid with distinctive multi-ring structure

∙    Sources of Cholesterol in the body

o Made in the body from glucose and fatty acids

  Statin drugs- decrease blood cholesterol by inhibiting one of the enzymes needed for synthesis

 Genetics influences cholesterol synthesis

o Obtained only from animal foods

∙    Digestion of triglycerides

o Begins in the mouth

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o Continues in the stomach

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 Circulates in blood, stimulating release of gastric  lipase which continues to split fatty acids from  


∙    Phases of intestinal digestion

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 Chyme enters duodenum which then releases the  hormone secretin 

 Secretin stimulates pancrease to release pancreatic  lipase that then completes the digestion of  

triglyceride into a monoglyceride and two fatty acids ∙    Gallbladder disease

o Results when bile contains an excess amount of cholesterol o Gallstones are an accumulation of calcium and cellular  debris around cholesterol crystals

o Symptoms are tenderness to extreme pain

o Treatment is the surgical of gallbladder

o Risk factors: gender, age, obesity, rapid weight loss,  pregnancy

 ∙     Lipid absorption- products of lipid digestion are absorbed into  enterocytes in small intestine

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o Short and medium chain fatty acids transported to liver in  the blood

o Long chain fatty acids and other large lipids are circulated  away from the small intestine in small particles in the  lymph called chylomicrons

 ∙     Lipoproteins- spherical particle made of varying amounts of  triglycerides, cholesterol, cholesteryl esters, phospholipids, and  protiens. Their function is to transport lipids

 ∙     Very low density lipoproteins (VLDL’s)- lipoprotein made by the  liver. Contains dietary fatty acids as well as fatty acids made in  the liver

o Delivers fatty acids to cells

o More dense than chylomicrons, because it has  

proportionately lowers the amount of trigylcerides

 ∙     Intermediate density lipoproteins (IDL)- lipoprotein that results  from loss of fatty acids from VLDL

o Converted to low-density lipoproteins (LDL’s)

 ∙     Low density lipoproteins (LDL’s)- delivers cholesterol to cells o Can increase build up of plaque

∙ High density lipoproteins (HDL’s)- lipoprotein made by liver that  circulates in the blood to collect excess cholesterol from cells o Has the lowest lipid-to-protein ratio

Chapters 7&8: Energy Balance and Weight Management ∙ Metabolism- chemical reactions that take place in the body ∙ Energy metabolism- chemical reactions involved in breakdown,  

synthesis, and transformation of energy yielding nutrients:  glucose, amino acids, and fatty acids

 o Catabolic reactions  

 Breakdown of storage molecules into their subunits  and these produce ATP

 o Anabolic reactions  

 Synthesis of larger molecules from their subunits and these use ATP

∙ Adipocytes- are the cells that make up adipose tissue ∙ Hypertrophic growth- when the size of the adipocyte increases ∙ Hyperplastic growth- when adipocytes increase in number ∙ Positive energy balance- when energy in is larger than energy  out

∙ Negative energy balance- when energy out is larger than energy  in

∙ Neutral energy balance- when energy in is equal to energy out ∙ Hunger- the physiological need for food

∙ Appetite- wanting food

∙ Thermic effect of food- the energy associated with digesting,  absorbing, and using nutrients

∙ Basal metabolism- energy associated with basic physiologic  functions and maintenance

∙ Set point theory- factors circulating in blood communicate to the  brain the amount of adipose tissue to be in the body

∙ Leptin- the hormone made by adipose tissue

∙ Insulin- hormone made in pancreas

∙ Overweight vs obesity

o Overweight is having more weight for your height o Obesity is an abundance of body fat

o BMI (body mass index): weight (kg)/height(m)^2 ∙ Recommended body fat levels

o Males: 12-20%

o Females: 20-30%

o Android adiposity- extra abdominal fat, apple shaped o Gynoid adiposity- extra fat in thighs and hips, pear shaped ∙ Children with obese parents are at a higher risk and an active  lifestyle remains critical

∙ Hormones such as insulin, glucagon, cortisol, and epinephrine  regulate metabolism

∙ Nutrient catabolism is complex and inter-related. It involves  many chemical pathways

∙ The absorptive state

o 0 to 4 hours after a meal, at all times of the day

o Glucose is the primary source of energy for this state, while excess is stored as glycogen

o Amino acids are mainly used for protein synthesis, while  excess amino acids are converted into fatty acids

o Insulin stimulates uptake of fatty acids into adipose tissue  through triglyceride synthesis

o Promotion of energy storage via anabolic pathways ∙ The post absorptive state

o 4 to 24 hours after intake

o When insulin levels and blood glucose decrease

o Glucagon increases and fatty acids and glycogen begin to  be mobilized

∙ Acute Starvation and prolonged starvation

o Glucose is produced via gluconeogenesis

o Body begins to rely more on mobilization of adipose  reserves for ATP production

∙ The energy balance equation: energy in = energy out + energy  stored in body

∙ High carb, low fat diets for weight loss

o 10-15% kcals from fat

o 65-75% kcal from carbs

o Avoid meat, dairy, and oils

o Low-fat meat and dairy products are okay

o Emphasis on fruits, veggies, and whole grains

∙ Low carb, high fat weight loss diets for weight loss

o The theory is that low carb diets increase insulin levels,  resulting in less fat storage

o There is less of a need for counting kcals and/or limiting  portion sizes

∙ The best treatment for obesity is to prevent it rather than fight it  later in life

∙ For weight lost to be long term, both exercise and calorie  restriction are needed

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