Definition of Diacylglycerol

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) diglyceride ¹



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Medical Definition of Diacylglycerol

1. Glycerol substituted on the 1 and 2 hydroxyl groups with long chain fatty acyl residues. DAG is a normal intermediate in the biosynthesis of phosphatidyl phospholipids and is released from them by phospholipase C activity. DAG from phosphatidyl inositol polyphosphates is important in signal transduction. Elevated levels of DAG in membranes activate protein kinase C by stabilising its catalytically active complex with membrane bound phosphatidyl serine and calcium. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diacylglycerol

diacritical mark
diacritical marks
diacriticked
diacritics
diacrylate
diacrylates
diact
diactine
diactinic
diactivated
diacyl
diacylamine
diacylamines
diacylated
diacylation
diacylglycerol (current term)
diacylglycerol cholinephosphotransferase
diacylglycerol kinase
diacylglycerol lipase
diacylglycerol pyrophosphate phosphatase
diacylglycerols
diacytosis
diad
diadduct
diadelphia
diadelphous
diadelphy
diadem
diademed
diademed sifaka

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