A Guide to Phospholipid Chemistry

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byDonald J. Hanahan

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This book provides a concise introduction to phospholipid chemistry and is intended for a broad audience of biologists, biochemists, and graduate students. Developed as part of a graduate course on lipids, this book also serves as a reference for laboratory investigators on signal transductionand biological membranes. The first part of the text is devoted to an orientation to the chemical nature of lipids in general, how they are thought to be associated in the cell, and the methodology by which the cellular lipids (including the phospholipids) can be recovered from cells and subjectedto an initial identification. Subsequent chapters characterize the choline-containing phospholipids, including the sphingolipids, the non-choline containing phospholipids, and finally, the so-called minor phospholipids. The latter compounds, which act as agonists or lipid chemical mediators oncells, form a vanguard of a new category of biologically active substances and have set the study of cellular phospholipids on a new and exiting course. Most importantly, this book provides a basis for further inquiry on these complicated molecules, showing that although the compounds are unique,with care and understanding, they can be studied with ease

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This book provides a concise introduction to phospholipid chemistry and is intended for a broad audience of biologists, biochemists, and graduate students. Developed as part of a graduate course on lipids, this book also serves as a reference for laboratory investigators on signal transductionand biological membranes. The first part of...

Donald J. Hanahan is at University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio (Emeritus).
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.13 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195079817

ISBN - 13:9780195079814

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Lipids2. Phospholipid(s) Associations in Cellular Structures3. Isolation and Identification of Cellular Phospholipids4. Phosphoglycerides I: Diacyl-, alkylacyl-, alkenacyl phosphatidylcholines, Sphingomyelin5. Phosphoglycerides II: Diacyl-, alkylacyl-, alkenacyl phosphatidylethanolamines, Phosphatidylinositols, Phosphatidyl serine6. Minor Phospholipids: Platelet activating factor (PAF) and PAF analogs, Lysophosphatidic acid and phosphatidic acid, Phosphatidylglyceraol, Cardiolipin, Sphingosine 1-P, Concluding Remarks

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"Whether you are a biochemistry teacher or a student, this book is an excellent introduction to the subtleties of lipids and will act as a guide to those wishing to extend these studies to bacterial, animal or plant species."--Journal of Chemical Education