Chapter 16 (Part 4). Synthesis of Eicosanoids, Glycerolipids and Isoprenoids. Glycerolipid Biosynthesis. Important for the synthesis of membrane lipids and triacylglycerol Synthesis occurs primarily in ER Phosphatidic acid (PA) is the precursor for all other glycerolipids in eukaryotes
Synthesis of Eicosanoids, Glycerolipids and Isoprenoids
Formation of the isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP) via mevalonate pathway.
Formation of the isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP)
Pathway still not fully understood.
New pathway provides enzyme targets for new herbicidal and anti-microbial compounds
Cholesterol Synthesis from IPP