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LP33065-1   Myristate
Myristic acid, also called tetradecanoic acid or 14:0 is a common saturated fatty acid with the molecular formula CH3(CH2)12COOH. A myristate is a salt or ester of myristic acid.

Myristic acid is named after the nutmeg Myristica fragrans. Nutmeg butter is 75% trimyristin, the triglyceride of myristic acid. Besides nutmeg, myristic acid is also found in palm kernel oil, coconut oil, butter fat and is a minor component of many other animal fats. It is also found in spermacetin, the crystallized fraction of oil from the sperm whale.

Myristic acid is also commonly added co-translationally to the penultimate, nitrogen-terminus, glycine in receptor-associated kinases to confer the membrane localisation of the enzyme. The myristic acid has a sufficiently high hydrophobicity to become incorporated into the fatty acyl core of the phospholipid bilayer of the plasma membrane of the eukaryotic cell. In this way, myristic acid acts as a lipid anchor in biomembranes.

The ester isopropyl myristate is used in cosmetic and topical medicinal preparations where good absorption through the skin is desired.

Reduction of myristic acid yields myristyl aldehyde and myristyl alcohol. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Wikipedia

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Additional Names

Short Name
Myristate EntSub RBC
Display Name
Myristate (C14:0) (RBC) [Entitic substance]
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Myristate (C14:0), Red blood cells

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.48
Last Updated
Version 2.52
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
78344-9 Fatty acid comprehensive (C8-C26) panel - Red Blood Cells

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Miristato:Sustancia entítica:Punto temporal:Eritrocitos:Cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Miristato (C14:):EntSub:Punto temporal:Glóbulos rojos:Qn:
fr-CA French (Canada) Myristate:Substance entitique:Temps ponctuel:GR:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Myristate:Substance d'entité:Ponctuel:Érythrocytes:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Myristate:Substance entitique:Temps ponctuel:GR:Quantitatif:
it-IT Italian (Italy) Miristato:EntSub:Pt:RBC:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Globuli rossi Miristato (C14:0) Punto nel tempo (episodio) Sostanza entitica
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) myristaat:mol/eenheid:moment:erytrocyten:kwantitatief:
Synonyms: rode bloedcellen
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Miristato::Pt:Eritroc:Qn:
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Миристат:ЭлемМол:ТчкВрм:Эритроциты:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Миристат (C14:0) Молярная концентрация в элементе Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Miristat:EntSub:Zmlı:Eritrosit:Kant:
Synonyms: Entitik substans RBC
zh-CN Chinese (China) 肉豆蔻酸:实体物质的量:时间点:红细胞:定量型:
Synonyms: C14:0;十四酸;十四酸, C14:0;肉豆蔻酸, C14:0 RBC;RBCS;红血球;红血细胞;赤血球 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 实体克分子;实体摩尔;实体物质总量(摩尔数) 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间

Example Units

Unit Source
umol/10*6{RBC} Example UCUM Units

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