Nitrogen and Macromolecules
Country: United States
Date: January 2006
Are there any nitrogen atoms in lipid
macromolecules? If so, what macromolecules?
Lecithin is an example of a lipid that contains a Nitrogen atom. Lecithin is
a component of many cell membranes. By the way, lipids are not
macromolecule. Macromolecules are either proteins, nucleic acids (DNA and
RNA) or polysacharides.
Ron Baker, Ph.D.
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