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L1381 Sigma

L-α-Lysophosphatidylcholine from bovine brain

≥99%, Type V

Synonym: 1-Acyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine, L-α-Lysolecithin



Other Notes

Contains primarily palmitic, stearic and oleic acids.


5, 25 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Lysophosphatidylcholine is a major component of oxidized low density lipoproteins, and has been implicated in various inflammatory reactions, including atherosclerosis. It is a degradation product of phosphatidylcholine by phospholipase A and has cytolytic properties. The product is used to demyelinate spinal neurons and study the processes underlying remyelination. It activates protein kinase C, p38 MAP kinase, p42 MAP Kinase, and the jun kinase (JNK) pathway, and stimulates transcription of c-jun. Lysophosphatidylcholine accumulates during cardiac ischemia and may induce arrhythmias by uncoupling gap junction communication, and increase ischemic damage by enhancing Na+ loading in cardiac myocytes. It also activates TREK1, TREK2 and TRAAK K+ channels.

Features and Benefits

This compound is featured on the Phospholipase D page of the Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction. To browse other handbook pages, click here.

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Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
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Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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Detergent Properties and Applications

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BioFiles 2008, 3.3, 14.
Keywords: Adsorption, Biochemistry, Cell disruption, Chromatography, Crystallization, Detergents, Diagnostic, Dialysis, Electrophoresis, Enzymology, Filtration, Mass spectrometry, Normal-phase chromatography, Nucleic acid denaturation, Precipitation, Purification, Separation, Size-exclusion chromatography

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