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A component of phosphatidylcholines (lecithins), in which the two OH's of glycerophosphocholine are esterified with fatty acids.




A metabolite of lecithin. It is a phospholipid precursor.
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Further study can expand the profile of brain metabolites (such as alanine, aspartate, creatine, gamma-aminobutyric acid, glucose, glutamate, glutamine, glycerophosphorylcholine, phosphorylcholine, m-inositol, lactate, N-acetylaspartylglutamate, phosphocreatine, scyllo-inositol, and taurine) that can be measured by using MRS to make the diagnosis more robust.
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).
Carnitine and glycerophosphorylcholine in the reproductive tract of the male rat.
[sup.31]P-NMR spectroscopy detects the concentration of several phospholipid metabolites including glycerophosphorylcholine (GPC) and phosphocholine (PC) which in some cells has been shown to be associated with proliferation rate [10].