J G Coniglio

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1. The lipids and fatty acids of the lipids of testes of rats aged 4 weeks to 6 months were separated and analysed. 2. A decrease in concentration of triglyceride was noted, but there was no significant change in the concentration of phospholipids, plasmalogen or cholesterol during this time. 3. There were no significant differences in the total lipid(More)
The metabolism of [1-14C]eicosa-11,14-dienoic acid was investigated in human testes using whole tissue minces and microsomal preparations. Both types of preparations catalyzed the desaturation of the labeled diene to eicosa-8,11,14-trienoic as well as eicosa-5,11,14-trienoic acid. The reported results, therefore, indicate that human testicular tissue, as(More)
The lipid composition of enriched preparations of Sertoli cells and of germinal cells, isolated from the testes of mature rats, has been investigated. Sertoli cells contained a much lower content of phospholipids (in particular, much less phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine) and a higher content of triacylglycerols than did germinal cells. In(More)
An experimental model of human fallopian tubes in organ culture was used to examine the ability of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to damage the fallopian tube mucosa. Gonococcal LPS was purified by hot phenol-water extraction and sequential ultracentrifugation. This LPS was highly lethal for lead-sensitized mice and at a concentration as(More)
The metabolism of [14C]eicosa-11,14-dienoic acid was investigated in rat testes in vivo and in vitro. Intratesticular injection of [1-14C]eicosa-11,14-dienoic acid resulted in the appearance of radioactivity (4-30% of 14C in total fatty acids) in 20-carbon trienoic fatty acids and a small amount (2-3.5%) in arachidonic acid. Analysis of the 20-carbon(More)
The lipids composition of enriched fractions of spermatids and spermatocytes, isolated from rat testicular tissue, has been investigated. More than 20% of the total fatty acids of spermatids but only 10% of those of spermatocytes, isolated from testes of mature rats, was 4,7,10,13,16-docosapentaenoic acid. Spermatocyte-enriched fractions isolated from(More)
The effects of human choriogonadotropin (HCG) stimulation on lipid composition in the murine Leydig cell tumor M5480 grown subcutaneously were determined. The main lipids of the Leydig cell tumor were found to be largely triacylglycerols and phospholipids. Daily in vivo administration of human choriogonadotropin to tumor-bearing mice for 3 days increased(More)