MetaCyc Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0046474 - glycerophospholipid biosynthetic process

Synonyms: glycerophospholipid anabolism, glycerophospholipid biosynthesis, glycerophospholipid formation, glycerophospholipid synthesis, phosphoglyceride biosynthesis, phosphoglyceride biosynthetic process

Definition: The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of glycerophospholipids, any derivative of glycerophosphate that contains at least one O-acyl, O-alkyl, or O-alkenyl group attached to the glycerol residue.

Parent Classes:
GO:0006650 - glycerophospholipid metabolic process,
GO:0008654 - phospholipid biosynthetic process,
GO:0045017 - glycerolipid biosynthetic process

Child Classes:
GO:0006646 - phosphatidylethanolamine biosynthetic process (1),
GO:0006654 - phosphatidic acid biosynthetic process (1),
GO:0006655 - phosphatidylglycerol biosynthetic process (8),
GO:0016024 - CDP-diacylglycerol biosynthetic process (3)

Term Members:
phosphatidylglycerophosphate synthase (pgsA),
phosphatidylglycerophosphatase A (pgpA),
phosphatidylglycerophosphatase C (pgpC),
glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (gpsA),
1-acylglycerol-3-phosphate O-acyltransferase (plsC),
phosphatidylglycerophosphatase [multifunctional] (pgpB)

Unification Links: GO:0046474

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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