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Phospholipids

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Abstract

We began this book by considering the gross heterogeneity of chemical structures covered by the term lipid. Although at first sight, the name phospholipid might seem to depict a narrower and more closely related group of compounds, on closer investigation the variety of molecules seems little less bewildering. Indeed the presence of a phosphate group and a fatty acid chain seems to be the nearest one can get to a definition. Even the name changes according to the author, and phosphatide is a commonly found alternative.

Keywords

Phosphatidyl Choline Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine Phosphatidic Acid Phosphatidyl Inositol Ethanolamine Phosphatidyl 
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© M. I. Gurr and A. T. James 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute for Research in DairyingReadingUK
  2. 2.Unilever Research LaboratoryBedfordUK

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