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Phospholipids pp 177-183 | Cite as

Phospholipids in Oncology

  • Dieter Arndt

Abstract

Phospholipids are, besides glycolipids, cholesterol and proteins, the main components of biological membranes. Membrane phospholipids are possibly involved in differences between normal cells and tumor cells. Furthermore, phospholipids in the cell membrane may be plausible targets for anticancer agents. A few phospholipids, especially etherlipids, are very promising anticancer agents and, finally, phospholipids are important as the main bilayer component for the encapsulation of anticancer drugs in liposomes.

Keywords

Anticancer Drug Ether Lipid Cellular Oncogene Liposomal Encapsulation Macrophage Activation Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Arndt
    • 1
  1. 1.Academy of Sciences of German Democratic RepublicCentral Institute of Cancer Research GDRBerlin-BuchGermany

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