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. An abundant sulfolipid is sulfoquinovosyl diacylglycerol, which is composed of a glycoside of sulfoquinovose and diacylglycerol. In plants, sulfoquinovosyl diacylglycerides (SQDG) are important members of the sulfur cycle.[1] Other important sulfolipids include sulfatide and seminolipid, each of which are sulfated glycolipids.

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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. doi:10.1042/bst0070440. PMID 428677.