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Composition and metabolism of fatty acids in phospholipids of density-separated red cells of rats.
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PMID:  6738319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fatty acid compositions of phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and the rates of fatty acid esterification to these phospholipids (PL) were measured in intact rat red cell populations of different ages separated by density gradient centrifugation in order to clarify changes in membrane lipids of red blood cells during in vivo aging. Fatty acid compositions of PC and PE altered progressively as red cells became denser. Changes in unsaturated fatty acids occurred predominantly at the 2-position of PC and PE and those in saturated fatty acids at both positions. The esterification rates of 5 major fatty acids decreased as red cells became denser and those of oleic acid, linoleic acid and arachidonic acid to both PC and PE of fraction I cells (oldest cells) were 37-51% those of fraction IV cells (youngest cells). Reduction in the rates of fatty acid esterification appeared to occur in the course of red cell maturation because reticulocyte-enriched cell fractions showed 4.5-14.5 times higher rates of linoleic acid and arachidonic acid esterifications to PC and PE.
M Kunimoto; K Kaya; T Miura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lipids     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0024-4201     ISO Abbreviation:  Lipids     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-17     Completed Date:  1984-08-17     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0060450     Medline TA:  Lipids     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cell Separation
Centrifugation, Density Gradient
Erythrocyte Aging
Erythrocytes / metabolism*
Fatty Acids / blood*
Phosphatidylcholines / blood
Phosphatidylethanolamines / blood
Phospholipids / blood*
Rats, Inbred Strains
Reticulocytes / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Phosphatidylcholines; 0/Phosphatidylethanolamines; 0/Phospholipids

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