Definition of Phosphatidylcholine

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A phospholipid containing choline. ¹



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Medical Definition of Phosphatidylcholine

1. The major phospholipid of most mammalian cell membranes where the 1 acyl residue is normally saturated and the 2 acyl residue unsaturated. Choline is attached to phosphatidic acid by a phosphodiester linkage. Major synthetic route is from diacyl glycerol and CDP choline. Forms monolayers at an air water interface and forms bilayer structures (liposomes) if dispersed in aqueous medium. A zwitterion over a wide pH range. Readily hydrolysed in dilute alkali. (31 Dec 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phosphatidylcholine

phosphatian
phosphatic
phosphatidal
phosphatidase
phosphatidate
phosphatidate phosphatase
phosphatidates
phosphatide
phosphatides
phosphatidic
phosphatidic acid
phosphatidic acid kinase
phosphatidic acids
phosphatidolipase
phosphatidyl
phosphatidylcholine (current term)
phosphatidylcholine-ceramide phosphocholine transferase
phosphatidylcholine-sterol o-acyltransferase
phosphatidylcholines
phosphatidylethanolamine
phosphatidylethanolamine-ceramide phosphoethanolamine transferase
phosphatidylethanolamine-dolichol acyltransferase
phosphatidylethanolamine N-acyltransferase
phosphatidylethanolamine cytidylyltransferase
phosphatidylethanolamines
phosphatidylglucose
phosphatidylglycerol
phosphatidylglycerol - membrane-oligosaccharide glycerophosphotransferase
phosphatidylglycerol glyceryl transferase
phosphatidylglycerols

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