Phospholipid Metabolism in Neural Membranes

  • Giuseppe Porcellati
Part of the Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience book series (ECN)


Phospholipids are found in high concentrations in the nervous tissue. They normally account for about 25% of the dry weight of the adult brain. Their distribution differs qualitatively and quantitatively in various membrane structures. The relative proportion of their subclasses and molecular species evidently shows that they are maintained at a steady state which is typical for the cellular and subcellular membrane components to be considered.


Phosphatidic Acid Synaptic Membrane Phospholipid Molecule Synaptic Plasma Membrane Brain Microsome 
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  • Giuseppe Porcellati
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  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryThe Medical SchoolPerugiaItaly

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