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Isoprene

Biosynthetic source to all terpenes

Fatty Acids

Carboxylic acid derivatives of long chain hydrocarbons

Saturated

Single bonded fatty acids

Unsaturated

Fatty acid with at least one double bond

Short chain

2-4 Carbon atoms

Medium chain

6-10 Carbon atoms

Long chain

12-26 Carbon atoms

Trans fatty acid

Linear

Cis fatty acid

Kinked

Adipocytes

Fat cells specialized for sythesis and storage of triacylglycerides

Glycerophospholipids

Major lipid components of biological membranes

Sphingolipids

Another major membrane component

Steriods

Derivatives of cyclo-pentano-perhydro-phenathrene

Cholesterol

Largely hydrophobic steroid with a polar group making it amphipathic.