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Keyword - Phospholipid biosynthesis (KW-0594)

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Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of phospholipids, the major lipid component of most cellular membranes. Phospholipids are usually composed of two fatty acid chains esterified to two of the carbons of glycerol phosphate, the phosphate being esterified to a hydroxyl group of another hydrophilic compound, such as choline, ethanolamine or serine.

Synonyms

  • Phospholipid anabolism
  • Phospholipid biosynthetic process
  • Phospholipid formation
  • Phospholipid synthesis

Category

Biological process

GOi

phospholipid biosynthetic process [ GO:0008654 ]

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Phospholipid biosynthesisPhospholipid metabolismLipid metabolismLipid biosynthesisBiological process