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Lipid composition of the normal human brain: gray matter, white matter, and myelin.

@article{Obrien1965LipidCO,
  title={Lipid composition of the normal human brain: gray matter, white matter, and myelin.},
  author={J. O'brien and E. Sampson},
  journal={Journal of lipid research},
  year={1965},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={
          537-44
        }
}
  • J. O'brien, E. Sampson
  • Published 1965
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of lipid research
  • SUMMARY Gray matter, white matter, and myelin were isolated from the frontal lobes of humans aged 10 months, 6 yr, 9 yr, and 55 yr and the lipid compositions of each were determined. Myelin had a much higher lipid content (7841% of the dry weight) than white matter (49-66%) or gray matter (36-400/,). Myelin contained much higher molar percentages of cerebroside and cerebroside sulfate, slightly higher molar percentages of cholesterol, and lower molar percentages of ethanolamine… CONTINUE READING

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