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Name: Max
Status: Student
Grade:  9-12
Location: MN
Country: United States
Date: January 2006


Question:
Are there any nitrogen atoms in lipid macromolecules? If so, what macromolecules?



Replies:
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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