PIP2 -->
phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate
medical dictionary

<biochemistry> This is a molecule of phosphatidylinositol with two additional sites of phosphorylation.

It is an important constituent of cell membrane phospholipids as well as a precursor of the second messengers, diacylglycerol and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate.

Acronym: PIP2

Abbreviation: PIP2

(20 Sep 2002)