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Figure 1: Left: Lipid Types. There are five major categories of lipids: glycerol derivatives (triacylglycerols and glycerophospholipids), sphingosine derivatives (sphingolipids and glycosphingolipids), steroids, eicosanoids, and waxes. Right: Glycerophospholipids consist of phosphatidic acid in which the phosphate group is linked through an ester bond to either choline to yield phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) or to ethanolamine to yield phosphatidylethanolamine (cephalin). The amino acid serine can also combine with phosphatidic acid in the same way to yield phosphatidylserine, also a cephalin

Figure 1: Left: Lipid Types. There are five major categories of lipids: glycerol derivatives (triacylglycerols and glycerophospholipids), sphingosine derivatives (sphingolipids and glycosphingolipids), steroids, eicosanoids, and waxes. Right: Glycerophospholipids consist of phosphatidic acid in which the phosphate group is linked through an ester bond to either choline to yield phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) or to ethanolamine to yield phosphatidylethanolamine (cephalin). The amino acid serine can also combine with phosphatidic acid in the same way to yield phosphatidylserine, also a cephalin