Number of different lipid species in cell

Range >1,000 Lipid species
Organism Eukaryotes
Reference van Meer G, Voelker DR, Feigenson GW. Membrane lipids: where they are and how they behave. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2008 Feb9(2):112-24. p.114 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID18216768
Primary Source Sud et al., LMSD: LIPID MAPS structure database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007 Jan35(Database issue):D527-32.PubMed ID17098933
Comments The variation in headgroups and aliphatic chains allows the existence of >1,000 different lipid species in any eukaryotic cell (primary source)
Entered by Uri M
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