Phospholipid

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Phospholipids are a major component of cell membranes.


Glycerolphospholipids[edit]

Glycerolphospholipids are glycerol-based phospholipids and are the main structural component of cell membranes.

Examples of phospholipids include phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine.

Increased choline has been found in the certain brain structures of CFS patients, suggesting a possible increased oxidation of the cell membranes of neurons in these regions.[1][2][3] Glycerophospholipids are hydrolized by phospholipases to produce secondary messengers called eicosanoids.[4]

Alterations in glycerophospholipid have been reported in neurological disorders. These alterations result in changes in membrane fluidity and permeability.[5]


Phosphatidylcholine[edit]

Increased choline has been found in the certain brain structures of CFS patients, suggesting a possible increased oxidation of the cell membranes of neurons in these regions.[6][7][8]

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References[edit]

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  1. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0952327804000122
  2. http://journals.lww.com/neuroreport/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2003&issue=02100&article=00013&type=abstract
  3. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1034/j.1600-0447.2002.01300.x/abstract
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  6. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0952327804000122
  7. http://journals.lww.com/neuroreport/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2003&issue=02100&article=00013&type=abstract
  8. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1034/j.1600-0447.2002.01300.x/abstract


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