alk-1-enylglycerophospholipid

A phosphatidate in which at least one of the radicals attached to the glycerol is an alk-1-enyl rather than the usual acyl radical ( i.e., is derived from an aldehyde rather than an acid, hence the older trivial name s phosphatidal and acetal phosphatid(at)e); “plasmenic acid” has been proposed as a name for such phosphatidates.

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  • acetal — Product of the addition of 2 mol of alcohol to one of an aldehyde, thus : RCHO + 2R′OH → RCH(OR′)2 + H2O; in mixed acetals ( e.g., glycosides), two different alcohols are bound to the original aldehyde group. SEE ALSO: hemiacetal, hemiketal,… …   Medical dictionary

  • phosphatidal — Older trivial name for alk 1 enylglycerophospholipid; plasmenyl …   Medical dictionary

  • plasmalogens — Generic term for glycerophospholipids in which the glycerol moiety bears a 1 alkenyl ether group (on rarer occasions, a 1 alkyl ether group); e.g., alk 1 enylglycerophospholipid; p. synthesis is reduced in disorders of the peroxisome. SYN …   Medical dictionary

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