Stereospecific biosynthesis of triacylglycerols in mammary glands from lactating rats.

@article{Cooper1978StereospecificBO,
  title={Stereospecific biosynthesis of triacylglycerols in mammary glands from lactating rats.},
  author={Sheldon M. Cooper and Murray R. Grigor},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1978},
  volume={174 2},
  pages={659-62}
}
Microsomal plus cytosol preparations from the mammary gland of lactating rats are capable of incorporating palmitic acid and oleic acid into triacylglycerols. These triacylglycerols are similar in structure to those found in rat milk, where palmitic acid tends to be confined to the sn-2-position of the glycerol. Both glycerol 3-phosphate and… CONTINUE READING