Micelle is an aggregate of many molecules, from these micelles fatty acids, glycerides, sterols etc. are absorbed into the intestinal cells.
Chylomicrons, the largest of the lpoproteins, are synthesised in the intestine and transport dietary triacylglycerols to skeletal muscle and adipose tissue and dietary cholesterol to the liver.
Chylomicrons consist of triglycerides (85-92%), phospholipids (6-12%), cholesterol (1-3%) and proteins (1-2%).
Difference between Micelles and Chylomicrons
1. The products of fat digestion are incorporated into small, spherical, water soluble molecules called micelles with the help of bile salts and phospholipids.
2. This is the form in which digested fats are absorbed into the intestinal cells.
1. The products of fat digestion are used for synthesizing new fats which are released by the intestinal cells into the lymph, in the form of droplets called chylomicrons.
2.This is the form in which the synthesized fats are liberated from the intestinal cells.