The Active Lives of Lipid Metabolites

The Active Lives of Lipid Metabolites A cell's phospholipid membrane molecules can be broken down to form five classes of signaling lipid metabolites, one of which are the lysophospholipids. These lipid molecules each trigger a specific G-protein-coupled receptor located on many kinds of tissue throughout the body, causing a wide range of physiological changes. var FO = { movie:"http://www.the-scientist.com/supplementary/flash/53542/infographic.swf", width:"530", height

Jerold Chun
Sep 1, 2007

The Active Lives of Lipid Metabolites

A cell's phospholipid membrane molecules can be broken down to form five classes of signaling lipid metabolites, one of which are the lysophospholipids. These lipid molecules each trigger a specific G-protein-coupled receptor located on many kinds of tissue throughout the body, causing a wide range of physiological changes.

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