|palmitic acid||medical dictionary|
The palmitoyl residue is one of the common acyl residues of membrane phospholipids. It is also found as a thioester attached to cystein residues on some membrane proteins. The proteins so modified are often transmembrane proteins and the modified residue is on the cytoplasmic surface of the membrane.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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