Dimyristoyllecithin is a phosphatidylcholine in which the phosphatidyl acyl groups are myristoyl. It is a carboxylic ester and glycerolipid which functions as a metabolite in glycerophospholipid metabolism reactions in liposomes and lipid bilayers. There is also use for it in reagent positions, specifically in membrane protein research involving nanodiscs. The potential of such nanodisc technology has implications for resolving our understanding of mechanics in metabolism and molecular signaling.
Formula: C 36H72NO8P
MW: 677.93 g/mol
Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature.
PubChem Chemical ID: 26197
D-595-1, D-595-10, D-595-2.5, D-595-5