In Vitro

, Volume 17, Issue 9, pp 831–838

Phospholipids and glycolipids in subcellular fractions of mosquitoAedes aegypti cells

  • T. D. Butters
  • R. C. Hughes

DOI: 10.1007/BF02618451

Cite this article as:
Butters, T.D. & Hughes, R.C. In Vitro (1981) 17: 831. doi:10.1007/BF02618451


Thin layer chromatography of [14C]palmitate labeled phospholipids of mosquitoAedes aegypti cells reveals that phosphatidylethanolamine is the major phospholipid, and ceramide phosphorylcholine the major sphingolipid. Glycolipids of these cells contain mannose in addition to glucose. The distribution of phospholipids in subcellular membrane fractions shows an enrichment in sphingomyelin and phosphatidyl serine in plasma membranes and other smooth membrane fractions. Cardiolipin is located predominantly in fractions, rich in mitochondrial membranes.

Key words

mosquito clelssubcellular fractionslipid composition

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© Tissue Culture Association, Inc 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. D. Butters
    • 1
  • R. C. Hughes
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute for Medical ResearchLondonU.K.