Phosphatidylcholine

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One of the major phospholipids found in the plasma membrane of mammals[1]. Like most phospholipids in the mammalian cell membrane it is made up of two fatty acid chains (tails) linked with an ester bond to a glycerol backbone (it is a phosphoglyceride) which is linked to a choline molecule, as the name suggests, via a phosphate. See also lipid bilayer.

References

  1. Alberts et al. (2008) Molecular Biology of the Cell,5th Edition: p619, figure 10-3
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