Plasma membrane lipid composition

Plasma membrane lipid composition

Plasma membrane lipid composition by weight percent of mammalian red blood cells
lipid pig human cat rabbit horse rat
cholesterol 26.8 26.0 26.8 28.9 24.5 24.7
phosphatidylcholine 13.9 17.5 18.7 22.3 22.0 31.8
sphingomyelin 15.8 16.0 16.0 12.5 07.0 08.6
phosphatidylethanolamine 17.7 16.6 13.6 21.0 12.6 14.4
phosphatidylserine 10.6 07.9 08.1 08.0 09.4 07.2
phosphatidylinositol 01.1 01.2 04.5 01.0 <0.2 02.3
phosphatidic acid <0.2 00.6 00.5 01.0 <0.2 <0.2
lysophosphatidylcholine 00.5 00.9 <0.2 <0.2 00.9 02.6
glycosphingolipids 13.4 11.0 11.9 05.3 23.5 08.3
Source: From Thomas E. Andreoli et al., Membrane Physiology, 2nd ed. (1987), Table I, chapter 27.
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