phosphoglyceracetals -->
plasmalogens
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Generic term for glycerophospholipids in which the glycerol moiety bears a 1-alkenyl ether group (on rarer occasions, a 1-alkyl ether group); e.g., alk-1-enylglycerophospholipid; plasmalogens synthesis is reduced in disorders of the peroxisome.

Synonyms: phosphoglyceracetals.

(05 Mar 2000)

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