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a phospholipid containing ethanolamine that is a major constituent of cell membranes and is localized preferentially in the inner surface of the plasma membrane. Abbreviated PE.

phos·pha·ti·dyl·eth·a·nol·a·mine (PtdEth),

The condensation product of a phosphatidic acid and ethanolamine; found in biomembranes.
See also: cephalin.
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2]) exhibits a unique transacylase activity that transfers sn-1 fatty acid of PC to an amino residue of phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) to form N-acyl-PE, a precursor of the endocannabinoid lipid mediator N-acylethanolamine.
Increased plasma homocysteine and S-adenosylhomocysteine and decreased methionine is associated with altered phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine in cystic fibrosis.

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