volume 138, issue 1-2, P38-49 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemphyslip.2005.08.002
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Abstract: Cardiolipin is a unique mitochondrial phospholipid with an atypical fatty acid profile, but the significance of its acyl specificity has not been understood. We explored the enormous combinatorial diversity among cardiolipin species, which results from the presence of four fatty acids in each molecule, by integrated use of high-performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, diacylglycerol species analysis, fatty acid analysis, and selective cleavage of fatty acids by phospholipase A2. The most abundant …

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