Phosphatidylglycerol (PG)
L-Glycerol-3-Phosphate
 PubMed 2646906
 USCN A956
 Wiki PG
Phosphatidylglycerol (PG)
Phosphatidylglycerol is a glycerophospholipid found in pulmonary surfactant.The general structure of phosphatidylglycerol consists of a L-glycerol 3-phosphate backbone ester-bonded to either saturated or unsaturated fatty acids on carbons 1 and 2. The head group substituent glycerol is bonded through a phosphomonoester.
Approximately 98% of alveolar wall surface area is due to the presence of type I cells, with type II cells producing pulmonary surfactant covering around 2% of the alveolar walls. Once surfactant is secreted by the type II cells, it must be spread over the remaining type I cellular surface area. Phosphatidylglycerol is thought to be important in spreading of surfactant over the Type I cellular surface area. The major surfactant deficiency in premature infants relates to the lack of phosphatidylglycerol, even though it comprises less than 5% of pulmonary surfactant phospholipids.
Organism species: General
CATALOG NO. PRODUCT NAME APPLICATIONS
Proteins n/a n/a n/a
Antibodies n/a n/a n/a
Assay Kits n/a n/a n/a