, Volume 31, Issue 7, pp 771–776 | Cite as

n-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acid-induced changes in the molecular species composition of diradylglycerol in murine peritoneal macrophages remain stable during incubationex vivo

  • Paola A. Marignani
  • Rolf J. Sebaldt


Three- to four-week-old C57BL/6 mice were maintained for four weeks on diets in which the 10% lipid component was the ethyl esters of either corn oil or n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA). Incubation of macrophagesex vivo for 14 h, a normal incubation time used for macrophage studies, in the absence of fetal calf serum, did not diminish the extent of incorporation of 20∶5n-3 (eicosapentaenoic acid) and 22∶6n-3 (docosahexaenoic acid) moieties into membrane phospholipids and into diradylglycerol (DG) relative to that after a very abbreviated incubation time. We conclude that studies examining the effects of dietary n-3 PUFA on DG formation and related physiological effects in macrophages can be performed after a normalex vivo incubation of at least 14 h without experiencing a significant loss of incorporated n-3 PUFA.


Molecular Species Diet Group Phorbol Myristate Acetate Fatty Acid Ethyl Ester Standard Duration 
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arachidonic acid


corn oil ethyl ester concentrate




heat-deactivated fetal calf serum


docosahexaenoic acid


eicosapentaenoic acid






phorbol myristate acetate


polyunsaturated fatty acids


n-3 fatty acid ethyl ester concentrate


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paola A. Marignani
    • 1
  • Rolf J. Sebaldt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health SciencesMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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