Sulfolipid

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Chemical structure of sulfoquinovosyl distearoylglycerol, a type of sulfoquinovosyl diacylglycerol

Sulfolipids are a class of lipids which possess a sulfur-containing functional group. One of the most common constituents of sulfolipids is sulfoquinovose, which is acylated to form sulfoquinovosyl diacylglycerols. In plants, sulfolipids are important intermediates in the sulfur cycle.[1]

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  1. ^ Harwood, John L.; Nicholls, Rodney G. (1979). "The plant sulfolipid. A major component of the sulfur cycle". Biochemical Society Transactions 7 (2): 440–7. PMID 428677.