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Record Information
Version4.0
StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2008-12-10 02:06:54 UTC
Update Date2018-05-20 10:15:24 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0011284
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB11284
Metabolite Identification
Common NamePC(P-18:1(11Z)/20:3(5Z,8Z,11Z))
DescriptionPC(P-18:1(11Z)/20:3(5Z,8Z,11Z)) is a phosphatidylcholine (PC or GPCho). It is a glycerophospholipid in which a phosphorylcholine moiety occupies a glycerol substitution site. As is the case with diacylglycerols, glycerophosphocholines can have many different combinations of fatty acids of varying lengths and saturation attached at the C-1 and C-2 positions. Fatty acids containing 16, 18 and 20 carbons are the most common. PC(P-18:1(11Z)/20:3(5Z,8Z,11Z)), in particular, consists of one chain of plasmalogen 18:1n7 at the C-1 position and one chain of mead acid at the C-2 position. The plasmalogen 18:1n7 moiety is derived from animal fats, liver and kidney, while the mead acid moiety is derived from fish oils, liver and kidney. Phospholipids, are ubiquitous in nature and are key components of the lipid bilayer of cells, as well as being involved in metabolism and signaling. While most phospholipids have a saturated fatty acid on C-1 and an unsaturated fatty acid on C-2 of the glycerol backbone, the fatty acid distribution at the C-1 and C-2 positions of glycerol within phospholipids is continually in flux, owing to phospholipid degradation and the continuous phospholipid remodeling that occurs while these molecules are in membranes. PCs can be synthesized via three different routes. In one route, choline is activated first by phosphorylation and then by coupling to CDP prior to attachment to phosphatidic acid. PCs can also synthesized by the addition of choline to CDP-activated 1,2-diacylglycerol. A third route to PC synthesis involves the conversion of either PS or PE to PC. Plasmalogens are glycerol ether phospholipids. They are of two types, alkyl ether (-O-CH2-) and alkenyl ether (-O-CH=CH-). Dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) serves as the glycerol precursor for the synthesis of plasmalogens. Three major classes of plasmalogens have been identified: choline, ethanolamine and serine derivatives. Ethanolamine plasmalogen is prevalent in myelin. Choline plasmalogen is abundant in cardiac tissue. Usually, the highest proportion of the plasmalogen form is in the ethanolamine class with rather less in choline, and commonly little or none in other phospholipids such as phosphatidylinositol. In choline plasmalogens of most tissues, a higher proportion is often of the O-alkyl rather than the O-alkenyl form, but the reverse tends to be true in heart lipids. In animal tissues, the alkyl and alkenyl moieties in both non-polar and phospholipids tend to be rather simple in composition with 16:0, 18:0 and 18:1 (double bond in position 9) predominating. Ether analogues of triacylglycerols, i.e. 1-alkyldiacyl-sn-glycerols, are present at trace levels only if at all in most animal tissues, but they can be major components of some marine lipids.
Structure
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Synonyms
ValueSource
1-(1-Enyl-vaccenoyl)-2-meadoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholineHMDB
gpcho(18:1/20:3)HMDB
gpcho(18:1n7/20:3n9)HMDB
gpcho(18:1W7/20:3W9)HMDB
gpcho(38:4)HMDB
LecithinHMDB
PC Aa C38:4HMDB
PC(18:1/20:3)HMDB
PC(18:1n7/20:3n9)HMDB
PC(18:1W7/20:3W9)HMDB
PC(38:4)HMDB
Phosphatidylcholine(18:1/20:3)HMDB
Phosphatidylcholine(18:1n7/20:3n9)HMDB
Phosphatidylcholine(18:1W7/20:3W9)HMDB
Phosphatidylcholine(38:4)HMDB
Chemical FormulaC46H84NO7P
Average Molecular Weight794.1354
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight793.598540559
IUPAC Name[2-({2-[(5Z,8Z,11Z)-icosa-5,8,11-trienoyloxy]-3-[(1Z,11Z)-octadeca-1,11-dien-1-yloxy]propyl phosphonato}oxy)ethyl]trimethylazanium
Traditional Name[2-({2-[(5Z,8Z,11Z)-icosa-5,8,11-trienoyloxy]-3-[(1Z,11Z)-octadeca-1,11-dien-1-yloxy]propyl phosphonato}oxy)ethyl]trimethylazanium
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
SMILES
CCCCCCCC\C=C/C\C=C/C\C=C/CCCC(=O)OC(CO\C=C/CCCCCCCC\C=C/CCCCCC)COP([O-])(=O)OCC[N+](C)(C)C
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C46H84NO7P/c1-6-8-10-12-14-16-18-20-22-24-25-27-29-31-33-35-37-39-46(48)54-45(44-53-55(49,50)52-42-40-47(3,4)5)43-51-41-38-36-34-32-30-28-26-23-21-19-17-15-13-11-9-7-2/h17,19-20,22,25,27,31,33,38,41,45H,6-16,18,21,23-24,26,28-30,32,34-37,39-40,42-44H2,1-5H3/b19-17-,22-20-,27-25-,33-31-,41-38-
InChI KeyDYFGXBAIDOATAE-DSLLYOFSSA-N
Chemical Taxonomy
ClassificationNot classified
Ontology
Physiological effect

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Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility3.2e-05 g/LALOGPS
logP6.39ALOGPS
logP9.73ChemAxon
logS-7.4ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)1.86ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-4.7ChemAxon
Physiological Charge0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count4ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area94.12 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count41ChemAxon
Refractivity248.28 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability97.27 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-000i-9042212400-e751c1ab9e4d11646ca7View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-000i-5293123100-1be7ade68edd3b179e0bView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-0079-9075012100-42daf9e8bbf4b2215f32View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-052f-0075000900-ac52cf171cd79f596a80View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-05n0-1091102300-352c9da0f6e602387ecdView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0ar9-5093200000-0934cfaaf6458b06f3f6View in MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Extracellular
  • Membrane
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
  • Feces
  • Saliva
  • Urine
Tissue Locations
  • All Tissues
Pathways
Normal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodDetected and Quantified90.4 (78.8-104) uMNewborn (0-30 days old)Not Available
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BloodDetected and Quantified147.79(39.15) uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
BloodDetected and Quantified76.6 (65.9-90.8) uMInfant (0-1 year old)Not Available
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details
BloodDetected and Quantified101.6 +/- 22.6 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
FecesDetected and Quantified0.06 +/- 0.03 nmol/g wet fecesAdult (>18 years old)Both
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FecesDetected and Quantified0.22 +/- 0.39 nmol/g wet fecesAdult (>18 years old)Both
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SalivaDetected and Quantified0.045 +/- 0.014 uMAdult (>18 years old)Both
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UrineDetected and Quantified0.0022 (0.0005-0.0065) umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)Both
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Abnormal Concentrations
BiospecimenStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodDetected and Quantified126.98(34.03) uMAdult (>18 years old)BothHeart failure with preserved ejection fraction details
BloodDetected and Quantified88.0 +/- 28.5 uMChildren (1-13 years old)Both
Obesity
    • Metabolomics reve...
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BloodDetected and Quantified103.8 +/- 31.3 uMChildren (1-13 years old)Both
Obesity
    • Metabolomics reve...
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BloodDetected and Quantified76.611 (64.780) uMAdult (>18 years old)FemalePregnancy with fetus having congenital heart defect details
BloodDetected and Quantified141.130 (37.687) uMAdult (>18 years old)FemalePregnancy details
Predicted Concentrations
BiospecimenValueOriginal ageOriginal sexOriginal conditionComments
Blood1.636 +/- 0.685 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal (Upper Limit)Concentration data updated from parsing Nick's...
Blood0.002 +/- 0.001 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal (Most Probable)Concentration data updated from parsing Nick's...
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease References
Pregnancy
  1. Bahado-Singh RO, Ertl R, Mandal R, Bjorndahl TC, Syngelaki A, Han B, Dong E, Liu PB, Alpay-Savasan Z, Wishart DS, Nicolaides KH: Metabolomic prediction of fetal congenital heart defect in the first trimester. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep;211(3):240.e1-240.e14. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.03.056. Epub 2014 Apr 1. [PubMed:24704061 ]
Obesity
  1. Simone Wahl, Christina Holzapfel, Zhonghao Yu, Michaela Breier, Ivan Kondofersky, Christiane Fuchs, Paula Singmann, Cornelia Prehn, Jerzy Adamski, Harald Grallert, Thomas Illig, Rui Wang-Sattler, Thomas Reinehr (2013). Metabolomics reveals determinants of weight loss during lifestyle intervention in obese children. Metabolomics.
Associated OMIM IDs
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB028031
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID24767559
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound53480759
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID89928
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Simons K, Toomre D: Lipid rafts and signal transduction. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2000 Oct;1(1):31-9. [PubMed:11413487 ]
  2. Watson AD: Thematic review series: systems biology approaches to metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. Lipidomics: a global approach to lipid analysis in biological systems. J Lipid Res. 2006 Oct;47(10):2101-11. Epub 2006 Aug 10. [PubMed:16902246 ]
  3. Sethi JK, Vidal-Puig AJ: Thematic review series: adipocyte biology. Adipose tissue function and plasticity orchestrate nutritional adaptation. J Lipid Res. 2007 Jun;48(6):1253-62. Epub 2007 Mar 20. [PubMed:17374880 ]
  4. Lingwood D, Simons K: Lipid rafts as a membrane-organizing principle. Science. 2010 Jan 1;327(5961):46-50. doi: 10.1126/science.1174621. [PubMed:20044567 ]
  5. Divecha N, Irvine RF: Phospholipid signaling. Cell. 1995 Jan 27;80(2):269-78. [PubMed:7834746 ]
  6. Cevc, Gregor (1993). Phospholipids Handbook. Marcel Dekker.
  7. Gunstone, Frank D., John L. Harwood, and Albert J. Dijkstra (2007). The lipid handbook with CD-ROM. CRC Press.

Only showing the first 10 proteins. There are 72 proteins in total.

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in protein binding
Specific function:
May have a role in signal-induced cytoskeletal regulation and/or endocytosis (By similarity).
Gene Name:
PLD2
Uniprot ID:
O14939
Molecular weight:
104656.485
General function:
Involved in phospholipase A2 activity
Specific function:
PA2 catalyzes the calcium-dependent hydrolysis of the 2-acyl groups in 3-sn-phosphoglycerides. Has a powerful potency for releasing arachidonic acid from cell membrane phospholipids. Prefers phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylcholine liposomes to those of phosphatidylserine.
Gene Name:
PLA2G10
Uniprot ID:
O15496
Molecular weight:
18153.04
General function:
Involved in phosphatidylcholine-retinol O-acyltransfera
Specific function:
Transfers the acyl group from the sn-1 position of phosphatidylcholine to all-trans retinol, producing all-trans retinyl esters. Retinyl esters are storage forms of vitamin A. LRAT plays a critical role in vision. It provides the all-trans retinyl ester substrates for the isomerohydrolase which processes the esters into 11-cis-retinol in the retinal pigment epithelium; due to a membrane-associated alcohol dehydrogenase, 11 cis-retinol is oxidized and converted into 11-cis-retinaldehyde which is the chromophore for rhodopsin and the cone photopigments.
Gene Name:
LRAT
Uniprot ID:
O95237
Molecular weight:
25702.635
General function:
Involved in phospholipase A2 activity
Specific function:
PA2 catalyzes the calcium-dependent hydrolysis of the 2-acyl groups in 3-sn-phosphoglycerides.
Gene Name:
PLA2G1B
Uniprot ID:
P04054
Molecular weight:
16359.535
General function:
Involved in phosphatidylcholine-sterol O-acyltransferase activity
Specific function:
Central enzyme in the extracellular metabolism of plasma lipoproteins. Synthesized mainly in the liver and secreted into plasma where it converts cholesterol and phosphatidylcholines (lecithins) to cholesteryl esters and lysophosphatidylcholines on the surface of high and low density lipoproteins (HDLs and LDLs). The cholesterol ester is then transported back to the liver. Has a preference for plasma 16:0-18:2 or 18:O-18:2 phosphatidylcholines. Also produced in the brain by primary astrocytes, and esterifies free cholesterol on nascent APOE-containing lipoproteins secreted from glia and influences cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) APOE- and APOA1 levels. Together with APOE and the cholesterol transporter ABCA1, plays a key role in the maturation of glial-derived, nascent lipoproteins. Required for remodeling high-density lipoprotein particles into their spherical forms.
Gene Name:
LCAT
Uniprot ID:
P04180
Molecular weight:
49577.545
General function:
Involved in phospholipase A2 activity
Specific function:
Thought to participate in the regulation of the phospholipid metabolism in biomembranes including eicosanoid biosynthesis. Catalyzes the calcium-dependent hydrolysis of the 2-acyl groups in 3-sn-phosphoglycerides.
Gene Name:
PLA2G2A
Uniprot ID:
P14555
Molecular weight:
16082.525
General function:
Involved in phospholipase A2 activity
Specific function:
PA2 catalyzes the calcium-dependent hydrolysis of the 2-acyl groups in 3-sn-phosphoglycerides. This isozyme hydrolyzes more efficiently L-alpha-1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl phosphatidylcholine than L-alpha-1-palmitoyl-2-arachidonyl phosphatidylcholine, L-alpha-1-palmitoyl-2-arachidonyl phosphatidylethanolamine, or L-alpha-1-stearoyl-2-arachidonyl phosphatidylinositol. May be involved in the production of lung surfactant, the remodeling or regulation of cardiac muscle.
Gene Name:
PLA2G5
Uniprot ID:
P39877
Molecular weight:
15674.065
General function:
Involved in metabolic process
Specific function:
Selectively hydrolyzes arachidonyl phospholipids in the sn-2 position releasing arachidonic acid. Together with its lysophospholipid activity, it is implicated in the initiation of the inflammatory response.
Gene Name:
PLA2G4A
Uniprot ID:
P47712
Molecular weight:
85210.19
General function:
Involved in protein binding
Specific function:
Implicated as a critical step in numerous cellular pathways, including signal transduction, membrane trafficking, and the regulation of mitosis. May be involved in the regulation of perinuclear intravesicular membrane traffic (By similarity).
Gene Name:
PLD1
Uniprot ID:
Q13393
Molecular weight:
124183.135
General function:
Involved in phospholipase A2 activity
Specific function:
Inactive phospholipase (Probable)
Gene Name:
PLA2G2C
Uniprot ID:
Q5R387
Molecular weight:
16844.2

Transporters

General function:
Involved in ATP binding
Specific function:
Mediates ATP-dependent export of organic anions and drugs from the cytoplasm. Hydrolyzes ATP with low efficiency. Human MDR3 is not capable of conferring drug resistance. Mediates the translocation of phosphatidylcholine across the canalicular membrane of the hepatocyte
Gene Name:
ABCB4
Uniprot ID:
P21439
Molecular weight:
141521.8

Only showing the first 10 proteins. There are 72 proteins in total.