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  • acyl
  • Because they result from the hydrolysis of an acyl group from the sn-1 position of phosphatidylcholine, they are also called 1-lysophosphatidylcholine (or 1-lysoPC, in short). (wikipedia.org)
  • 1-LysoPC can be produced as a by-product of the reaction transferring an acyl group from a phosphatidylcholine to an acceptor molecule, resulting in the formation of an esterified acceptor molecule. (wikipedia.org)
  • membrane
  • The mechanism for this may be: By converting 1, 2-diacylglycerol into phosphatidylcholine Stimulating the synthesis of SAMe, which aids in membrane stabilization and reduces levels of arachidonic acid. (wikipedia.org)
  • Phosphatidylcholine is important for a variety of function in eukaryotes such as facilitating the transport of cholesterol through the organism, acting as a substrate for the production of second messengers and as a cofactor for the activity of several membrane-related enzymes. (wikipedia.org)
  • the phospholipid phosphatidylcholine as well as sphingomyelin, the only phospholipid of the membrane that is not built with a glycerol backbone. (wikipedia.org)
  • chemical
  • Because the body uses phosphatidylcholine to make a brain chemical called acetylcholine, there is also some interest in using it for treating "brain-centered" conditions such as memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, manic-depressive disorders, and a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia. (webmd.com)
  • The body makes a brain chemical called acetylcholine from phosphatidylcholine. (webmd.com)