Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) reacts with unsaturated lipid to form lipid chlorohydrins

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R-HSA-6789218
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Reaction [transition]
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Homo sapiens
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HOCl reacts with the double bonds of unsaturated lipids and cholesterol to give chlorohydrins (RCH(Cl)-CH(OH)R'). Chlorohydrins, if formed in cell membranes, could cause disruption to membrane structure, since they are more polar than the parent fatty acids (Winterbourn CC et al. 1992; van den Berg JJ et al 1993).

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PubMed ID Title Journal Year
8263423 Hypochlorous acid-mediated modification of cholesterol and phospholipid: analysis of reaction products by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

van den Berg, JJ, Winterbourn, CC, Kuypers, FA

J. Lipid Res. 1993
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