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phosphatidyl ethanolamine

Sunday 2 April 2006

Phosphatidyl ethanolamine is the major component of cephalin.

In the synthesis of phospatidyl ethanolamine, the alcohol is phosphorylated by ATP first, and subsequently reacts with cytidine diphosphate (CDP) to form the activated alcohol. The alcohol then reacts with a diacylglycerol to form the final product.

See also

- phospholipids