phospholipid :

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  • n  any of various compounds composed of fatty acids and phosphoric acid and a nitrogenous base; an important constituent of membranes

  • At that point, the level of a phospholipid known as lecithin usually rises sharply and surpasses the level of another lipid, sphingomyelin.
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  • Nanoscaled tip writes artificial cell membranes
    ( Helmholtz Association ) Researchers around Dr. Michael Hirtz from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan from the University of Manchester have developed a new method to produce artificial membranes: Using a nanoscaled tip, they write tailored patches of phospholipid membrane onto a graphene substrate. The resulting biomimetic membranes, i.e. membranes simulating ...
    Oct. 15, 2013 - EurekAlert!

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