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car·di·o·lip·in (CL),

(kar'dē-ō-lip'in),
A 1,3-bis(phosphatidyl)glycerol found in many biomembranes with immunologic properties; used in serologic diagnosis of syphilis. When mixed with lecithin and cholesterol cardiolipin will combine with the Wassermann antibody but not with the treponema-immobilizing antibody.

cardiolipin

/car·dio·lip·in/ (-lip´in) a phospholipid occurring primarily in mitochondrial inner membranes and in bacterial plasma membranes; used in certain tests for syphilis.

cardiolipin

(kär′dē-ō-lĭp′ĭn)
n.
A phospholipid usually obtained from beef heart, used in combination with phosphatidylcholine and cholesterol as an antigen to diagnose syphilis.

car·di·o·lip·in

(kahr'dē-ō-lip'in)
A 1,3-bis(phosphatidyl)glycerol found in many biomembranes with immunologic properties; used in serologic diagnosis of syphilis.

cardiolipin

A substance derived from beef heart muscle and once much used in the WASSERMAN REACTION test for SYPHILIS. Current interest is focused on immunoglobulins known as anticardiolipin antibodies.

Patient discussion about cardiolipin

Q. what is anh cardiolipin antibody

A. Cardiolipin is a protein that is very common in the body. Mostly on heart and skeletal muscles. During several illnesses, mostly autoimmune, our body creates an antibody against it that do great damage and needs to cbe controlled.

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Barth syndrome, a human disorder of cardiolipin metabolism.
Quantitative and compositional study of cardiolipin in platelets by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry: application for the identification of Barth syndrome patients.
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