In vivo studies on pathways for the biosynthesis of lecithin in the rat.

@article{Bjrnstad1966InVS,
  title={In vivo studies on pathways for the biosynthesis of lecithin in the rat.},
  author={P{\aa}l Bj\ornstad and Jon Bremer},
  journal={Journal of lipid research},
  year={1966},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={38-45}
}
The in vivo biosynthesis of lecithin in rats has been studied with the precursors choline-1,2-(14)C, ethanolamine-1,2-(14)C and methionine-CH(3)-(14)C or -CH(3)-(3)H. Lecithin synthesis from choline is rapid in all organs. No sex difference was observed in this pathway. The biosynthesis of lecithin by methylation of phosphatidyl ethanolamine is of quantitative significance in the liver, but not in extrahepatic tissues. More lecithin is synthesized by this pathway in female rats. In liver the… CONTINUE READING