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Lipid

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A teenager, attempts to maintain a fat-free diet for a period of several weekshe would be found to be most deficient in his ability to synthesize:



A Triacylglycerol.

B Phospholipids.

C Cholesterol.

D Prostaglandins.

Ans. D Prostaglandins.

The concentration of dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine in the amniotic fluid would be expected to be lower than that of a full-term baby.

Prostaglandins are synthesized from arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid is synthesized from linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid obtained by humans from dietary lipids. The teenager would be able to synthesize all other compounds, but presumably in somewhat depressed amounts.

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