Amphipathic vs Fibrate - What's the difference?

amphipathic | fibrate |


As an adjective amphipathic

is (chemistry) describing a molecule, such as a detergent, which has both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups.

As a noun fibrate is

(medicine) any of a class of amphipathic drugs that affect lipid metabolism.

amphipathic

Adjective

(-)
  • (chemistry) describing a molecule, such as a detergent, which has both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups.
  • (biochemistry) often refers to the surface(s) on a protein, particularly an alpha helix, where one surface of the alpha helix has hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite face has hydrophobic (or lipophilic) amino acids.
  • See also

    * amphiprotic * amphoteric * surfactant

    fibrate

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia fibrate) (en noun)
  • (medicine) Any of a class of amphipathic drugs that affect lipid metabolism
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