phosphatidylethanolamine

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phosphatidylethanolamine

(ˌfɒsfətɪdaɪlˌɛθəˈnɒləmiːn)
n
(Biochemistry) the systematic name for cephalin
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2016) A calcium-dependent acyl-transferase that produces N-acyl phosphatidylethanolamines.
The vitamin does not distribute randomly throughout phospholipid bilayers but forms complexes of defined stoichiometry which coexist with bilayers of pure phospholipid alpha-Tocopherol preferentially forms complexes with phosphatidylethanolamines rather than phosphatidylcholines, and such complexes more readily form nonlamellar structures.
When specific membrane fractions, such as phosphatidylethanolamines and phosphatidylcholines, were examined, however, a decrease in both AA and DHA was observed (34, 35).

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