131601P Avanti

Egg PC (95%)

L-α-phosphatidylcholine (95%) (Egg, Chicken), powder



Related Categories Avanti Natural Lipids & Extracts, Avanti Polar Lipids Products, Biochemicals and Reagents, Lipids
assay   >99% (TLC)
form   powder
packaging   pkg of 1 × 1 g (131601P-1g)
  pkg of 10 × 1 g (131601P-10g)
  pkg of 5 × 1 g (131601P-5g)
mfr. no.   Avanti Polar Lipids, 131601P
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C


General description

l-α-phosphatidylcholine constitutes 20% of the total phospholipids in chicken egg. It has palmitic acid (16:0) and oleic acid (18:1) in at sn-1 and sn-2 positions, respectively.

Egg PC (95%) is a mixture of 16 to 22 carbon atoms long acyl chain containing multiple double bonds. Major portion (98%) of phospholipid contains a single saturated and unsaturated chain.

Egg PC is a further purification of Total Egg Extract. This Natural Lipid is a mixture, and the structure shown above is only representative of one possible structure present in the product. Refer to chart for average fatty acid distribution.


Egg PC (95%) has been used for the reconstitution of purified Kv1.3 into liposomes.

Egg PC (95%) has been used in the synthesis of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) based nanoparticle for nerve growth factor (NGF) encapsulation. It has also been used in the proteoliposome preparation.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Egg PC in its saturated form favors inhibition of cholesterol absorption. It is used in lipid preparation and liposomes for biophysical studies. Egg PC contributes cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk by acting as a substrate for microbes leading to of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) synthesis.


60 mL Amber Wide Mouth Screw Cap Glass Bottle (131601P-10g)

60 mL Amber Wide Mouth Screw Cap Glass Bottle (131601P-1g)

60 mL Amber Wide Mouth Screw Cap Glass Bottle (131601P-5g)

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport


Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles


Fatty Acid Distribution - Tissue Types - Avanti® Polar Lipids

Fatty acid distribution determined by GC analysis of fatty acid methyl esters and is expressed in % area under curve (AUC). Minor fluctuations in the fatty acid profile from batch-to-batch should be ...
Keywords: Gas chromatography

Storage & Handling of Lipids - Avanti® Polar Lipids

The following statements pertain specifically to Avanti’s lipid products for research and should not necessarily be applied to cGMP lipids intended for pharmaceutical or diagnostic applications.
Keywords: Diagnostic, Oxidations, Pharmaceutical, Solvents


General Lipid/BSA Solubilization Protocol For Cell Delivery

Water Solutions: Solubilizing some lipids is difficult using organic solvents. Typically, lipids are suspended in methanol to aliquot, the methanol is then dried and the residue dispersed using fatty...
Keywords: Evaporation, Solvents

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