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Related to lysophosphatidic acid: lysophosphatidylcholine
ly·so·phos·pha·tid·ic ac·id(lī'sō-fos'fă-tid'ik as'id),
A phosphatidic acid in which only one of the two hydroxyl groups of the glycerophosphate is esterified; most commonly, when carbon-1 of the glycerol moiety is esterified (for example, 1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate).
lysophosphatidic acidAbbreviation: LPA
C21H41O7P, an acid purified from the ascitic fluid of patients with ovarian cancer. LPA stimulates the growth of ovarian cancer and may be a useful screening test for the disease.
CAS # 22002-87-5
See also: acid