phosphatidylcholine


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lec·i·thin

(les'i-thin),
Traditional term for 1,2-diacyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholines or 3-sn-phosphatidylcholines, phospholipids that on hydrolysis yield two fatty acid molecules and a molecule each of glycerophosphoric acid and choline. In some varieties of lecithin, both fatty acids are saturated, others contain only unsaturated acids (for example, oleic, linoleic, or arachidonic acid); in others again, one fatty acid is saturated, the other unsaturated. Lecithins are yellowish or brown waxy substances, readily miscible in water, in which they appear under the microscope as irregular elongated particles known as "myelin forms," and are found in nervous tissue, especially in the myelin sheaths, in egg yolk, and as essential constituents of animal and vegetable cells.
[G. lekithos, egg yolk]

phosphatidylcholine

/phos·pha·ti·dyl·cho·line/ (-ti″dil-ko´lēn) a phospholipid comprising choline linked to phosphatidic acid; it is a major component of cell membranes and is localized preferentially in the outer surface of the plasma membrane.

phosphatidylcholine

(fŏs′fə-tīd′l-kō′lēn′)
n.
Any of a class of phospholipids that contain a choline group and are a major component of cell membranes. Also called lecithin.

phosphatidylcholine,

n See lecithin.

phosphatidylcholine

one of the lipids concerned in the structure of cell membranes.
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Silybin combined with phosphatidylcholine and vitamin E in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a randomized controlled trial.
The polydimethylsiloxane adjuvant resulted in intermediate spraying liquid deposit values compared with the average of the treatments with phosphatidylcholine and without adjuvant.
V Avioli, "Stimulation of phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis in diabetic hypertrophic kidneys," Endocrinology, vol.
LT-02 is a first-in-class highly purified phosphatidylcholine targeted to improve the barrier function in the colon through a proprietary delayed release formulation.
Intestinal microbiota-dependent phosphatidylcholine metabolites, diastolic dysfunction, and adverse clinical outcomes in chronic systolic heart failure.
Choline was administered as 7 capsules, 4 in the morning and 3 at night, each containing 900 mg of phosphatidylcholine.
Basically three lipid coatings are used for coating the CHITIns, which include (a) (PC) phosphatidylcholine to prepare PCCHITIns (b) (3L) with the mixed lipid composition, phosphatidylcholine: cholesterol (Chol): galactocerebroside (GalC) to prepare (3LCHITIns), and (c) (4L) with the mixed lipid composition, phosphatidylcholine: cholesterol: galactocerebroside: phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) to prepare (4LCHITIns).
com)-- The global market for egg phosphatidylcholine is expected to reach USD 12.
Phosphatidylcholine molecules in the cell membrane of activated platelets appear to be important in this process, as this phospholipid is able to bind to circulating pCRP and induce its dissociation [44].

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