(S,S) Bisoleoyl-lysobisphosphatidic acid (LBPA)

Product Number: L-B181


Lysobisphosphatidic acids (LBPAs), known also as bis-(monoacylglycerol)phosphates (BMPs) are specialized lipids reported to play a role in intracellular protein and lipid transport in healthy cells. Their accumulation was observed in pathologic liver tissue, and they also serve as antigens for auto-antibody generation in a human autoimmune condition termed antiphospholipid syndrome. Accumulation of LBPAs in intracellular, often multilamellar membranes is related to biomembrane polymorphism which may impact intracellular cholesterol transport. (S,S) Bisoleoyl-lysobisphosphatidic acid is the naturally occurring, biologically active isomer of LPBA.




LBPA, Lysophospholipid

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-20 °C or below

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Dry ice or gel ice depending on destination

Technical Data Sheet

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4) Alvira, D. et al. (2011) “Inhibition of Protein-tyrosine Phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) Mediates Ubiquitination and Degradation of Bcr-Abl Protein” Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286: 32313-32323.
5) Bissig, C. et al. (2013) “Viral Infection Controlled by a Calcium-Dependent Lipid-Binding Module in ALIX” Cell. 25(4): 364-373.
6) Baptist, M., et al. (2015). “2,2-Bis(monoacylglycero) PO4 (BMP), but Not 3,1-BMP, Increases Membrane Curvature Stress to Enhance α-Tocopherol Transfer Protein Binding to Membranes.” Lipids January: 1-6.

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