1,2-Dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanol (DOPEth) is a form of phosphatidylethanol (PEth), which is formed primarily by transphosphatidylation of phosphatidylcholine (PC) by phospholipase D. Most PEth (about 75%) is incorporated into erythrocyte membranes, and is one of the longest-lived circulating EtOH metabolite yet identified. DOPEth is a one of five most abundant naturally occurring PEth species.
DOPEth (18:1/18:1 PEth)
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-20 °C or below
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