Acyl transferase and fatty acid coenzyme A synthetase activities within bovine rod outer segments.

@article{Zimmerman1986AcylTA,
  title={Acyl transferase and fatty acid coenzyme A synthetase activities within bovine rod outer segments.},
  author={Wayne F. Zimmerman and Sonia Keys},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={1986},
  volume={138 2},
  pages={988-94}
}
Rod outer segments purified from bovine retinal homogenates were incubated with radiolabelled fatty acids (palmitic, docosahexaenoic) and palmitoyl Coenzyme A, and were found to contain enzyme activities that catalyze addition of these compounds to the major phospholipids of rod outer segment membranes. It is suggested that these phospholipid retailoring… CONTINUE READING