Explain the use of fatty acids.
Following are the uses of fatty acids:
- Progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and aldosterone are hormones produced from fatty acids.
- Phospholipids are molecules formed from fatty acids. They form the basic structure of the cell membrane and are essential for the functional ability of a cell.
- Fatty acids are present in the covering around the axon of nerve cells.
Concept: Formation of ATP
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