Read in-depth answer here. Keeping this in view, how are sterols and triglycerides similar?
Triglycerides (fats) Three fatty acids attach to glycerol to create a triglycerides, also called triacylglycerol. Phospholipids and sterols are not fats. Sterols are lipids and triglycerides are lipids, but cholesterol is not a fat. Calling cholesterol a fat is like calling a Californian, a Texan.
Additionally, what structure is common to all sterols? Sterol Structure All naturally occurring sterols are comprised of a hydrocarbon tetrameric fused ring structure and acquire a small degree of polarity from a 3-hydroxyl in the β configuration (fig 2); α-hydroxyl sterols are not found in natural membranes.
Keeping this in consideration, what do triglycerides and phospholipids have in common quizlet?
They both have a glycerol backbone. You have a planar bilayer with equal amounts of saturated and unsaturated phospholipids.
What characteristics do phospholipids have that triglycerides do not have?
Short answer: Both have a glycerol “backbone, to which phospholipids have a polar phosphate group “head” and two non-polar fatty acid (glyceride) “tails” attached, while triglycerides are “headless,” with three “tails.”