Book Review: Plasmalogens: Workhorse Lipids of Membranes in Normal and Injured Neurons and Glia

@article{Farooqui2001BookRP,
  title={Book Review: Plasmalogens: Workhorse Lipids of Membranes in Normal and Injured Neurons and Glia},
  author={A. A. Farooqui and L. Horrocks},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  year={2001},
  volume={7},
  pages={232 - 245}
}
  • A. A. Farooqui, L. Horrocks
  • Published 2001
  • Chemistry
  • The Neuroscientist
  • Plasmalogens are unique glycerophospholipids because they have an enol ether double bond at the sn-1 position of the glycerol backbone. They are found in all mammalian tissues, with ethanolamine plasmalogens 10-fold higher than choline plasmalogens except in muscles. The enol ether double bond at the sn-1 position makes plasmalogens more susceptible to oxidative stress than the corresponding ester-bonded glycerophospholipids. Plasmalogens are not only structural membrane components and a… CONTINUE READING
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