Definition of Phospholipids

1. Noun. (plural of phospholipid) ¹

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Definition of Phospholipids

1. phospholipid [n] - See also: phospholipid

Medical Definition of Phospholipids

1. Lipids containing one or more phosphate groups, particularly those derived from either glycerol (phosphoglycerides see glycerophosphates) or sphingosine (sphingolipids). They are polar lipids that are of great importance for the structure and function of cell membranes and are the most abundant of membrane lipids, although not stored in large amounts in the system. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phospholipids

phospholipase A1
phospholipase A2
phospholipase B
phospholipase c
phospholipase d
phospholipases a
phospholipid-hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase
phospholipid bilayer
phospholipid ethers
phospholipid syndrome
phospholipid transfer protein
phospholipids (current term)
phosphomannose isomerase-guanosine diphospho-D-mannose pyrophosphorylase
phosphomevalonate kinase
phosphomevalonic acid
phosphomolybdic acid
phosphonate esterase
phosphonate monoester hydrolase

Literary usage of Phospholipids

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1. Alcohol and Health: Seventh Special Report to the Us Congress by Louis Sullivan (1997)
"(1989) demonstrated specific alterations in membrane phospholipids that could be ... Seeking to determine which phospholipids were involved in maintaining ..."

2. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Pis are membrane phospholipids that are hydrolyzed to the second messengers ... 1991) of membrane phospholipids and high- energy phosphate metabolism by in ..."

3. Thin-Layer Chromatography: A Camag Bibliography edited by Dieter Janchen (1992)
"HPTLC of phospholipids on silica with eight solvent systems. ... TLC of nonpo- lar lipids, glycolipids and phospholipids on polyamide. ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Neutral lipids and phospholipids were separated by silicic acid ... The data on total lipids and total phospholipids of the lacrimal gland and SMSG are ..."

5. Inside the Cell by Maya Pines (1990)
"About half of the molecules in an average membrane are phospholipids. ... In a surface membrane, phospholipids spontaneously arrange themselves into a ..."

6. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Smith, CJ; Court, JA; Keith, AB; Perry, EK Increases In muscarinic stimulated hydrolysis of Inositol phospholipids In rat hippocampus following cholinergic ..."

7. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Targets and Consequences lipid Peroxidation The unsaturated fatty acids of cell membrane phospholipids are major targets of the highly reactive 'OH attack ..."

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