What are glycoproteins and glycolipids?


What are glycoproteins and glycolipids?


Cells are made of large, complex molecules called macromolecules. There four types of macromolecules that make up the cell, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. These molecules can have modifications to them, such as glycoproteins and glycolipids.

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Glycoproteins and glycolipids are macromolecules that have carbohydrates, or sugars, attached to them. The prefix "glyco" means sugar, so...

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