List three important functions of lipids in living organisms?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Lipids make up 18-25% of body mass
Triglycerides are the most plentiful lipids in your body
Triglycerides: Protection, insulation, energy storage
Phospholipids: major lipid component of cell membranes
- Anonymous5 years ago
Cell membranel structure Constitutes a barrier for the cell Controls membrane fluidity Controls the flow of material in and out of the cell Energy storage (for instance, fats stored in adipose tissue) Lipid hormones like steroids and eicosanoids - mediate communication between cells Signal transduction - function in the transmission of information in cells Lipid vitamins - required for metabolism, usually as coenzymes
- 1 decade ago
lipids=fat molecule. They store energy, structure cell membranes, and act as signaling molecules. Cholesterol is one example of a lipid.