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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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Phospholipid vesicles (PV) contained 20 mol% phosphatidylserine, 60 mol% phosphatidylcholine, and 20 mol% phosphatidyl-ethanolamine (Avanti).
(4) Prasad and co-workers from the University of Kentucky found that phospholipids such as phosphatidyl-ethanolamine (PE), which normally contain the highest levels of DHA, are severely depleted in those regions of the brain most affected by Alzheimer's disease.

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