Flashcards in Covalent Attachments of lipids Deck (5)
What is the purpose of attaching lipids to proteins?
typically to target proteins to the cell membrane.
addition of fatty acid groups; myristoyl (N of glycine) and palmitoyl groups (cysteine of C terminus) ; myristoyl strong bond
addition of an isoprenoid group; strong; GTP binding proteins involved in signaling
weak; phosphatodylinositol + glycan +lipid group