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A phospholipid usually obtained from beef heart, used in combination with phosphatidylcholine and cholesterol as an antigen to diagnose syphilis.

[cardio- + lipin, lipid (Greek lipos, fat; see lipo- + -in).]
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2]-GPI, had a high affinity for anionic phospholipids, a requirement for binding IgA aCL to cardiolipins in autoimmune disease.
These antibodies are a heterogeneous group of immunoglobulins that bind to several anionic phospholipids, such as cardiolipin and phosphatidylserine.
The gene product of the TAZ gene is a transacylase involved in the remodeling of cardiolipin (CL) (12-14), and its deficiency results in the most consistent biochemical abnormality: decreased CL levels and increased monolysocardiolipin (MLCL) content (15-17).