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Phospholipids and their fatty acids in mitochondria, synaptosomes and myelin from the liver and brain of trout and rat: a new view on the role of fatty acids in membranes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10644159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The content of different phospholipids (PL) and their fatty acid (FA) composition in subcellular fractions from the liver and brain of rat (Rattus rattus) and trout (Salmo irideus) were estimated. It was shown that despite higher content of unsaturated fatty acids in myelin compared to synaptosomes, the unsaturation index of the latter is equal or higher than that of myelin. The total content of PL polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) was shown to be higher in membrane structures with more active ion transport (mitochondria). This feature seemed to be characteristic of membranes from both representatives of homoiotherms and poikilotherms studied. A possible role for PUFA information within the lipid monolayer of areas with different capacity to accept electrons and transport them along a sort of intermolecular 'tunnel' is discussed. The double bonds of PUFA in this area seem to be able to produce bonds similar to conjugated bonds.
S A Zabelinskii; M A Chebotareva; V B Kostkin; A I Krivchenko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1096-4959     ISO Abbreviation:  Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B, Biochem. Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-14     Completed Date:  2000-01-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516061     Medline TA:  Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
I.M. Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Chemistry*
Fatty Acids / analysis*
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated / analysis
Membrane Lipids / analysis*,  chemistry
Mitochondria / chemistry*
Mitochondria, Liver / chemistry*
Myelin Sheath / chemistry*
Phospholipids / analysis*
Synaptosomes / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids; 0/Fatty Acids, Unsaturated; 0/Membrane Lipids; 0/Phospholipids

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