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What is the function of plasmalogen?

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Asked by Philosopher Speusippus, 20 Jan '13 12:00 pm
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They are group of phospholipids found in platelets. their hydrolysis produces aldehydes which help in coagulation
Answered by tanuja, 20 Jan '13 12:03 pm

 
  
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Plasmalogens are found in numerous human tissues, with particular enrichment in the nervous, immune, and cardiovascular system.[1][2][3] In human heart tissue, nearly 30-40% of choline glycerophospholipids are plasmalogens. Even more striking is the fact that almost 30% of the glycerophospholipids in the adult human brain and up to 70% of myelin sheath ethanolamine glycerophospholipids are plasmalogens.[4]

Although the functions of plasmalogens have not yet been fully elucidated, it has been demonstrated that they can protect mammalian cells against the damaging effects of Reactive oxygen species.[1][2][3] In addition, they have been implicated as being signaling molecules and modulators of membrane dynamics.
Answered by iqbal seth, 20 Jan '13 12:03 pm

 
  
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