Diphosphatidylglycerol | definition of diphosphatidylglycerol by Medical dictionary
diphosphatidylglycerol /di·phos·pha·ti·dyl·glyc·er·ol/ (di″fos-fah-ti″dil-glis´er-ol) glycerol linked to two molecules of phosphatidic acid; 1,3-diphosphatidylglycerol is cardiolipin.
An extract of beef hearts that contains phosphorylated polysaccharide esters of fatty acids. It is used in certain tests for syphilis.
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046] and Okapi were PC, PE, PS and PG whereas those in 150 and 200 mM NaCl PM were PG, PE, PS and diphosphatidylglycerol
In prokaryotes, diphosphatidylglycerol
synthase catalyses the transfer of a phosphatidyl moiety from one phosphatidylglycerol (PG) to the free 3'-hydroxyl group of another PG (3-5), whereas eukaryotic diphosphatidylglycerol
synthase links an activated phosphatidyl moiety (phosphatidyl-CMP) to PG (3,5-7).