production of phospholipids

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production of phospholipids

Post by Gee_whiz » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:06 pm

Aren't phospholipids produced in the smooth ER? I must have gone blind because I can't find it in my textbook, even though I know it's there; how annoying!

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Post by sdekivit » Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:16 pm

yes, since the smooth ER is used for fat metabolism and phospholipds contain 2 fatty acid chains ( C1 contains a saturated fatty acid and C2 the unsaturated fatty acid. C3 is esterified with phosphate and a molecule like choline for example)

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Post by Naz » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:23 am

Hi, in plants phospholipids can be synthetized in the plastid as well.

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