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Fatty acid compositions of Taenia solium metacestode and its surrounding tissues.
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PMID:  22971473     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Fatty acids (FAs) are the main energy sources of living organisms and are the major components of cellular and organelle membranes. Their compositions also affect the flexibility/rigidity of cells and cell vitality. The Taenia solium metacestode (TsM) causes neurocysticercosis (NC), which is one of the most common helminthic infections of the central nerve system. We investigated the FA composition of the cyst fluid (CF) and parenchyma of the TsM, together with those of the granuloma and swine tissue surrounding the granuloma. The FA fractions of the TsM CF and swine tissue showed a composition and proportional contents comparable to each other, in which C18:0 (stearic acid), C18:1n9c (oleic acid), C20:4 (arachidonic acid) and C16:0 (palmitic acid) constituted the major fractions. However, the relative amount of individual FAs of the TsM parenchyma and granuloma differed from those of TsM CF and swine tissue, which contained enriched C16:0 and a lower amount of C20:4. Saturated FAs were the major constituents in parenchyma and granuloma, 50.4% and 46.1%, respectively. Conversely, monounsaturated FAs were the major constituents of CF and swine tissue, 38.7% and 40.3%, respectively. Our results strongly suggest that host-derived FAs might translocate across the parasite syncytial membrane and be stored in the CF.
Seon-Hee Kim; Young-An Bae; Jin-Sik Nam; Yichao Yang; Yukifumi Nawa; Yoon Kong
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-0329     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Int.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-9-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708549     Medline TA:  Parasitol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Molecular Parasitology, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine and Center for Molecular Medicine, Samsung Biomedical Research Institute, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea.
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