Endogenous lipids of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris.

  title={Endogenous lipids of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris.},
  author={Phillip W. Albro and Jean T. Corbett and Joanna L. Schroeder},
  journal={Biochemistry and cell biology = Biochimie et biologie cellulaire},
  volume={71 3-4},
Earthworms (Lumbricus terrestris) were given [1-14C]-labeled palmitic acid by gavage on days 0 and 3, and sacrificed on day 7. The distribution of label among lipid classes indicated that glycerides, sterol esters, cerebrosides, sulfatides, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylserine and (or) phosphatidylinositol, phosphatidylcholine, and sphingomyelin turn over in, or are synthesized by, the earthworm. Free fatty acids still had the highest specific radioactivity of any lipid class at the end… CONTINUE READING