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Keyword - Phospholipid metabolism (KW-1208)

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Definition

Protein involved in the metabolism 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 metabolic process

Category

Biological process

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Phospholipid metabolismLipid metabolismBiological process

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