According to About.com, lipids are a diverse group of fat-soluble biological molecules that can be found throughout the body. They exist in the form of triglycerides, steroids, phospholipids, glycolipids, lipoproteins an... More »

The human body uses lipids for a variety of applications, including as a fuel source, to construct membranes and to protect and insulate the body. While ingesting too many lipids can cause health problems, the ingestion ... More »

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences states that lipids store energy, insulate the body, and protect vital organs. Lipids also act as messengers and begin chemical reactions that control growth, immune func... More »

Lysosomes function much in the same way as the digestive system, in that they contain digestive enzymes that break down biological molecules, including carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids and lipids. They also destroy... More »

Smooth endoplasmic reticulum is primarily involved with the production of lipids and removing drugs or poisons from the body, according to the British Society for Cell Biology. Rough endoplasmic reticulum is involved in ... More »

DNA Polymerases are a group of enzymes used by the body to replicate DNA molecules to make new double-stranded DNA. These enzymes assemble the necessary nucleotides, helping them pair up to create new DNA. More »

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Cells contain a variety of components, including water, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Regardless of type, cells contain approximately two-thirds water. Their remaining inner core forms from a combination of molecul... More »