amphipathic

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amphipathic

(ˌæmfɪˈpæθɪk) or

amphipath

adj
(Biochemistry) chem biochem of or relating to a molecule that possesses both hydrophobic and hydrophilic elements, such as are found in detergents, or phospholipids of biological membranes
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There are six homologs of the human phospholipid translocases (tat-1 to tat-6 (transbilayer amphipath transporters)).
elegans: Caenorhabditis elegans; CGC: Caenorhabditis Genetics Center; Daf: dauer formation-defective; DCR: Dicer related; Dpy: dumpy; DRH: Dicer related helicase; eak: enhancers of akt-1; egl: egg-laying defective; EMS: ethylmethane-sulfonate; fox: Feminizing gene on X; GFP: green fluorescent protein; GWAS: genome-wide association study; KO: knockout; lin: abnormal cell lineage; mec: mechanosensory abnomarity; PCR: polymerase chain reaction; PIR: phosphatase interacting with RNA/RNP; PS: phosphatidylserine; RFP: red fluorescent protein; RNAi: RNA interference; rSNP: regulatory single nucleotide polymorphism; scrm: SCRaMblase (phospholipid scramblase); sem: sex muscle abnormal; sid: systemic RNA interference defective; tat: transbilayer amphipath transporters; Unc: uncoordinated movement.