glycerophosphocholine

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glyc·er·o·phos·pho·cho·line

(glis'ĕr-ō-fos'fō-kō'lēn),
A component of phosphatidylcholines (lecithins), in which the two OH's of glycerophosphocholine are esterified with fatty acids.

glycerophosphocholine

,

GPC

A metabolite of lecithin. It is a phospholipid precursor.
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For example, metabolites such as glycerophosphorylcholine, choline, citrate, and lactate can be used to differentiate spermatogenic failure from obstructive azoospermia and to detect prostate cancer (2, 3).