The effect of temperature on unsaturated fatty acid loss in Tetrahymena pyriformis.

Abstract

Cultures of Tetrahymena pyriformis W incorporate exogenous 3-[14C]-cilienic acid and gamma-[1(-14)C] linolenic acid, terminal products of unsaturated fatty acid synthesis, into glycerophosphatides without randomization of the radiolabel. There was no difference in the rate of loss of each of the two acids at 15 or 28.5 degrees C. Differential turnover of these fatty acids, therefore, does not appear to be the cause of the shift in fatty acid pattern observed with temperature reduction.

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@article{Schick1979TheEO, title={The effect of temperature on unsaturated fatty acid loss in Tetrahymena pyriformis.}, author={Barbara P. Schick and L G Harpul and Robert L. Conner}, journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta}, year={1979}, volume={575 3}, pages={475-8} }