Culture age and carbamoylcholine increase the incorporation of endogenously synthesized linoleic acid in lipids of Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes.

@article{Villasuso2005CultureAA,
  title={Culture age and carbamoylcholine increase the incorporation of endogenously synthesized linoleic acid in lipids of Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes.},
  author={Ana Laura Villasuso and Marta I. Avelda{\~n}o and Alberto Vicario and Estela E Machado-Domenech and Mirta B Garc{\'i}a de Lema},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={2005},
  volume={1735 3},
  pages={185-91}
}
Physiological and cellular adaptations to environmental changes are known to be related to modifications in membrane lipids. This work provides metabolic and compositional evidence that Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes are able to synthesize and desaturate fatty acids, to incorporate them into their lipids, and to modify this incorporation when… CONTINUE READING