Phosphatidic acid, (egg), (NH4+ salt)Phosphatidic acid, (egg), (NH4+ salt)
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Phosphatidic acid, (egg), (NH4+ salt)

PA, (NH4+salt)

Phosphatidic acid is an important acidic lipid that is only found in relatively small amounts in comparison to other lipids. It acts as the precursor to a number of phospholipids and triacylglycerols, is integral in forming the shape of cellular membranes,1 has functions in cellular signaling,2 and has a role in vesicle fission and fusion. Phosphatidic acid is generally synthesized by the acylation of glycerophosphate but can also be synthesized by the phosphorylation of 1,2-diacyl-snglycerol or the hydrolysis of phosphatidylcholine. Phosphatidic acid can be converted to diacylglycerols which are important cellular signaling agents.3 The metabolism of phosphatidic acid has been shown to change due to external stimuli in the pathogen Trypanosoma cruzi and this could be used to develop a treatment for this disease.4
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1053 50 mg £138.55

Additional Information

Property Value or Rating
Product Size 50 mg
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C39H72O8P • NH4+ (oleoyl)
Formula Weight 718
Source semisynthetic
Purity 98+%
Analytical Methods TLC
Natural Source Animal/Egg|Animal/Chicken
Solubility chloroform, ethyl ether
Physical Appearance A neat solid
Storage -20°C

1. E. Kooijman et al. “Modulation of Membrane Curvature by Phosphatidic Acid and Lysophosphatidic Acid” Traffic, Vol. 4(3) pp. 162-174, 2003 
2. K. Athenstaedt and G. Daum “Phosphatidic acid, a key intermediate in lipid metabolism” European Journal of Biochemistry, Vol. 266 pp. 1-16, 1999 
3. M. Hodgkin et al. “Diacylglycerols and phosphatidates: which molecular species are intracellular messengers?” Trends in Biochemical Sciences, Vol. 23(6) pp. 200-204, 1998 
4. A. Gimenez et al. “Regulation of Phosphatidic Acid Levels in Trypanosoma cruzi” Lipids, vol. 46 pp. 969-979, 2011

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