NRPE condenses with atRAL to form A2PE

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R-HSA-2466764
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Homo sapiens
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A phosphatidyl-pyridinium bisretinoid compound, A2PE, is formed through condensation of N-retinylidene-PE (NRPE) and a second all-trans-retinol (atRAL) molecule (Parish et al. 1998, Mata et al. 2000). This most likely happens when atRAL is abundant.

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
9843937 Isolation and one-step preparation of A2E and iso-A2E, fluorophores from human retinal pigment epithelium

Parish, CA, Hashimoto, M, Nakanishi, K, Dillon, J, Sparrow, J

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1998
10852960 Biosynthesis of a major lipofuscin fluorophore in mice and humans with ABCR-mediated retinal and macular degeneration

Mata, NL, Weng, J, Travis, GH

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2000
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