plasmal reaction


plasmal reaction
Long-chain aliphatic aldehydes occurring in plasmalogens react with Schiff\'s reagent in the so-called plasmal reaction, to form eg. palmitaldehyde, stearaldehyde.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • stearaldehyde — SYN: stearal. * * * ste·a·ral·de·hyde (ste″ə ralґdə hīd) a long chain, aliphatic free aldehyde found in plasmalogens, giving the so called plasmal reaction upon direct treatment of the tissue with Schiff reagent …   Medical dictionary


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