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Nerve growth cones isolated from fetal rat brain exhibit in their cytosol a robust level of phospholipase A2 activity hydrolyzing phosphatidylinositol (PI) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) but not phosphatidylcholine (PC). Western blot analysis with an antibody to the well-characterized cytosolic phospholipase A2 (mol wt 85,000) reveals only trace amounts(More)
The investigation of the molecular properties of nerve growth cones depends to a significant degree on their isolation from fetal brain in the form of 'growth cone particles' (GCPs). The availability of markers for developing axons and dendrites, as well as glial cells, has made it possible to characterize the GCP fraction in much greater detail than before(More)
We analyzed de novo synthesis and local turnover of phospholipids in the growing neuron and the isolated nerve growth cone. The metabolism of phosphatidylinositol (PI) was studied with regard to the incorporation of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids and inositol. A comparison of de novo phospholipid synthesis in the intact neuron (whole brain, cell(More)
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