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Triacylglycerol (TAG) Synthesis Location by Tissue Type

BIOCHM-G3E3FT

Essentially all cells, with the exception of mature erythrocytes, can synthesize phospholipids. This ability is likely tied to the requirement for all cells to have membrane bilayers and the need for phospholipids to form those bilayers. However, triacylglycerol (TAG) synthesis is limited to only a few types of tissues.

Which of the following choices does NOT have the capability to synthesize TAGs?

A

Adipose tissue.

B

Intestinal mucosal cells (enterocytes).

C

Kidney cells.

D

Lactating mammary glands.

E

Liver cells.