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Record Information
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Creation Date2008-09-12 01:12:18 UTC
Update Date2022-11-30 19:02:48 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB06968
Metabolite Identification
Common NameCDP-DG(16:0/16:0)
DescriptionCDP-DG(16:0/16:0) is a cytidine diphosphate diacylglycerol or CDP-diacylglycerol. CDP-diacylglycerol (CDP-DG) is an important branchpoint intermediate in eukaryotic phospholipid biosynthesis and could be a key regulatory molecule in phospholipid metabolism. It is a glycerophospholipid in which a cytidine diphosphate moiety occupies a glycerol substitution site. As is the case with diacylglycerols, CDP-diacylglycerols can have many different combinations of fatty acids of varying lengths and saturation attached at the C-1 and C-2 positions. Fatty acids containing 16, 18 and 20 carbons are the most common. CDP-DG(16:0/16:0), in particular, consists of one chain of palmitic acid at the C-1 position and one chain of palmitic acid at the C-2 position. The palmitic acid moiety is derived from fish oils, milk fats, vegetable oils and animal fats, while the palmitic acid moiety is derived from fish oils, milk fats, vegetable oils and animal fats. CDP-diacylglycerols are intermediates in the synthesis of phosphatidylglycerols (PG, PC, PS, PI), which is catalyzed by CDP-diacyl synthase, synthase, phosphatidylglycerolphosphate (PGP) synthase, phosphatidylinositol (PI) synthase, and phosphatidylserine (PS) synthase. Cytidine diphosphate diacylglycerols are rarely noticed in analyses of lipid compositions of tissues, as they are present is such small amounts, perhaps only 0.05% or so of the total phospholipids.
Chemical FormulaC44H81N3O15P2
Average Molecular Weight954.086
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight953.514292916
IUPAC Name{[(2R,3R,5R)-5-(4-amino-2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyrimidin-1-yl)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]methoxy}({[(2R)-2,3-bis(hexadecanoyloxy)propoxy](hydroxy)phosphoryl}oxy)phosphinic acid
Traditional Name[(2R,3R,5R)-5-(4-amino-2-oxopyrimidin-1-yl)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]methoxy([(2R)-2,3-bis(hexadecanoyloxy)propoxy(hydroxy)phosphoryl]oxy)phosphinic acid
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
Description Belongs to the class of organic compounds known as cdp-diacylglycerols. These are glycerolipids containing a diacylglycerol, with a cytidine diphosphate attached to the oxygen O1 or O2 of the glycerol part.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
Sub ClassCDP-glycerols
Direct ParentCDP-diacylglycerols
Alternative Parents
  • Cdp-diacylglycerol
  • Pyrimidine ribonucleoside diphosphate
  • Diacyl-glycerol-3-pyrophosphate
  • Pentose phosphate
  • Pentose-5-phosphate
  • Glycosyl compound
  • N-glycosyl compound
  • Monosaccharide phosphate
  • Organic pyrophosphate
  • Pentose monosaccharide
  • Aminopyrimidine
  • Fatty acid ester
  • Pyrimidone
  • Monoalkyl phosphate
  • Imidolactam
  • Pyrimidine
  • Fatty acyl
  • Alkyl phosphate
  • Phosphoric acid ester
  • Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Hydropyrimidine
  • Organic phosphoric acid derivative
  • Monosaccharide
  • Tetrahydrofuran
  • Heteroaromatic compound
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Amino acid or derivatives
  • 1,2-diol
  • Carboxylic acid ester
  • Organoheterocyclic compound
  • Azacycle
  • Oxacycle
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Alcohol
  • Organonitrogen compound
  • Organic nitrogen compound
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Amine
  • Carbonyl group
  • Primary amine
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic oxide
  • Aromatic heteromonocyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAromatic heteromonocyclic compounds
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