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Pathways of incorporation of fatty acid into glycerolipids of the murine peripheral nervous system in vivo: alterations in the dysmyelinating mutant trembler mouse.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9113128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In vivo glycerolipid metabolism was studied in sciatic nerves of normal and Trembler mice. The results showed that two kinetically independent pathways were implicated in the labeling of diacylglycerophospholipids from [3H]palmitate: the Kennedy pathway and a 'direct acylation' pathway. In normal nerves, 45% of the glycerophospholipids were labeled, with a rate constant k3 = 3.9 x 10(-3) min-1, from phosphatidic acid and diacylglycerol intermediates, themselves formed with a rate constant of k1 = 0.24 min-1 from a free 3H-fatty acid pool, FFA1, that represents 45% of the total injected label. The remaining 55% of the glycerophospholipids were labeled from a kinetically distinct free 3H-fatty acid pool, FFA2, with a rate constant of k4 = 9.8 x 10(-2) min-1, via a process that does not implicate a detectably labeled metabolic intermediate ('direct acylation'). Glycerophospholipid labeling via the Kennedy pathway in the Trembler mouse sciatic nerves was reduced to 75% of the normal level, while labeling via the 'direct acylation' pathway was increased 1.4-fold. The values of the rate constants for free 3H-fatty acid utilisation (k1 and k4) were both increased about 2.5-fold, while that of glycerophospholipid formation from diacylglycerol (k3) was close to normal.
A M Heape; J J Bessoule; F Boiron-Sargueil; C Cassagne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurochemistry international     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0197-0186     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurochem. Int.     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-05-29     Completed Date:  1997-05-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006959     Medline TA:  Neurochem Int     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  607-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, University of Oulu, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Demyelinating Diseases / genetics,  metabolism*
Fatty Acids / metabolism*
Glycerophosphates / metabolism*
Mice, Neurologic Mutants
Peripheral Nervous System / metabolism*
Reference Values
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Glycerophosphates

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