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Occurrence of Plasmalogens in Vegetable Phosphatides

Nature volume 169, page 969 (07 June 1952) | Download Citation

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THE plasmalogens1,2 are a group of phospholipids containing a higher fatty aldehyde in the molecule. Until recently, the only recognized structure for these compounds was that of acetals of α-glyceryl-phosphoryl-ethanolamine3. Klenk and Böhm4 have now extended the group to compounds containing serine instead of ethanolamine, and I5 have also obtained evidence of the existence of plasmalogens with a base other than ethanolamine. There seems every reason to expect that the plasmalogens will be found to show structural similarities to a number of the classical phospholipids.

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  1. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Food Investigation Organization, Torry Research Station, Aberdeen, Jan. 7.

    • J. A. LOVERN

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