Characterization of fatty acid desaturase activity in rat lung microsomes.

@article{Montgomery1976CharacterizationOF,
  title={Characterization of fatty acid desaturase activity in rat lung microsomes.},
  author={Mark R. Montgomery},
  journal={Journal of lipid research},
  year={1976},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={12-5}
}
Preparations of rat lung microsomes containing 0.030-0.050 nmole of cytochromes P-450 and b5 per mg microsomal protein have been observed to contain significant levels of fatty acid desaturase activity. Both stearoyl CoA and palmitoyl CoA are desaturated to their monounsaturated analogues, oleic acid and palmitoleic acid, respectively. Activity (per mg… CONTINUE READING