Definition of Phosphatidylethanolamine

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) Any of a class of phospholipid containing ethanolamine ¹



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Medical Definition of Phosphatidylethanolamine

1. A major structural phospholipid in mammalian systems. Tends to be more abundant than phosphatidylcholine in the internal membranes of the cell and is an abundant component of prokaryotic membranes. Ethanolamine is attached to phosphatidic acid by a phosphodiester linkage. Synthesis from diacyl glycerol and CDP-ethanolamine. The condensation product of a phosphatidic acid and ethanolamine; found in biomembranes. See: cephalin. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phosphatidylethanolamine

phosphatidate
phosphatidate phosphatase
phosphatidates
phosphatide
phosphatides
phosphatidic
phosphatidic acid
phosphatidic acid kinase
phosphatidic acids
phosphatidolipase
phosphatidyl
phosphatidylcholine
phosphatidylcholine-ceramide phosphocholine transferase
phosphatidylcholine-sterol o-acyltransferase
phosphatidylcholines
phosphatidylethanolamine (current term)
phosphatidylethanolamine-ceramide phosphoethanolamine transferase
phosphatidylethanolamine-dolichol acyltransferase
phosphatidylethanolamine N-acyltransferase
phosphatidylethanolamine cytidylyltransferase
phosphatidylethanolamines
phosphatidylglucose
phosphatidylglycerol
phosphatidylglycerol - membrane-oligosaccharide glycerophosphotransferase
phosphatidylglycerol glyceryl transferase
phosphatidylglycerols
phosphatidylinositide
phosphatidylinositides
phosphatidylinositol
phosphatidylinositol-3-phosphatase

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