2nd October 2019


What is the polymer of protein called?

Proteins are polymers made out of amino acids. They're naturally occurring, meaning they're made by animals, plants, bugs, fungi, and other living things - and that includes you! A protein is actually a polyamide (a what?), but more about that later. So, proteins are polymers of amino acids.

Consequently, what are the monomers of lipids?

The monomers of these organic groups are:
  • Carbohydrates - monosaccharides.
  • Lipids - glycerol and fatty acids.
  • Nucleic acids - nucleotides.
  • Proteins - amino acids.

What are the different types of lipids?

Lipids can be categorized into three main types.
  • Triglycerides. Triglycerides are lipids you obtain from food sources of fat, such as cooking oils, butter and animal fat.
  • Steroids. Steroids are a type of lipid that includes hormones and cholesterol.
  • Phospholipids.
  • Getting Your Lipid Levels Tested.
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