Phosphatidylinositol vs Inositol - What's the difference?

phosphatidylinositol | inositol |

Phosphatidylinositol is a derived term of inositol.


As nouns the difference between phosphatidylinositol and inositol

is that phosphatidylinositol is (chemistry) a phospholipid containing inositol while inositol is (biochemistry) any of several isomeric cyclic polyhydric alcohols, c6h12o6, found in both plant and animal tissue.

phosphatidylinositol

English

Noun

(wikipedia)
  • (chemistry) a phospholipid containing inositol
  • inositol

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia) (en-noun)
  • (biochemistry) any of several isomeric cyclic polyhydric alcohols, C6H12O6, found in both plant and animal tissue.
  • Usage notes

    * Once treated as a component of the vitamin B complex, but is not a vitamin as it can be synthesized by the body.

    Derived terms

    * myo-inositol (inositol monophosphate). * inositol triphosphate * inositol pentakisphosphate * inositol hexaphosphate * inositol triphosphate receptor * phosphatidylinositol ----