Membrane formation during cell growth ????????

Hiranya S. Roychowdhury hroychow at nmsu.edu
Fri Apr 28 17:47:58 EST 2000


It is "arachidonic" acid... from Arachis hypogea

At 03:39 PM 4/28/00 -0400, pathos wrote:
>In article <8ebh0d$5r1$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>, yj7107 at hotmail.com wrote:
>

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>>  Or from glycerol + 2 lipid  + ? ,then where lipid come from  ?
>

A lipid *IS* glycerol + 2 (or 3) "fatty acids" with or without another
functional group at the sn3 position of the glycerol moiety (as the case may
be). Such functional groups may be anything from a simple phosphate (eg
phosphatidate) to things as complex as a sphingosine, galactosyl moeity, or
even an amino acid + PO4"... etc.

Well,...  from the above question, it looks like the one with the original Q
has little background in chemistry. The Q is easily answered if one sits
down with a standard college biochemistry (or even a high school chemistry)
book. 



Dr. Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury
GENE LAB/ EPPWS
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Ph. (505) 646-5785
hroychow at nmsu.edu

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