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Any of a group of glycerol-based phospholipids in which a fatty acid group is replaced by a fatty aldehyde.



any of a group of naturally occurring lipids belonging to phosphoglycerides, or phosphatides. Plasmalogens were first discovered in 1924 in blood plasma. They are widely distributed in animal tissues, for example, the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles, as well as in plant tissues, for example, algae and the fruits of leguminous plants.

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The abundance of plasmalogens in molluscs has been previously reported (Joseph 1982, Chapelle 1987, Kraffe et al.
The biological significance of plasmalogens in defense against oxidative damage.
In different aquatic ectothermal animals, it has also been reported that plasmalogens increase in response to an elevation of temperature (Yeo et al.
Functions and biosynthesis of plasmalogens in health and disease.
Dimetylacetals (DMA) from PE plasmalogens in the GC analyses were not identified.
However, these authors found an increase in PC from 29% to 43% on the expense of plasmalogens during conditioning of P.