Lipids

, Volume 8, Issue 9, pp 517–521 | Cite as

Sphingolipid fatty acid composition of rat brain “membranous sacs”

  • S. Raghaven
  • C. Spielvogel
  • J. N. Kanfer
Article

Abstract

A fraction enriched in “membranous sacs” was isolated from the brains of young rats. Ceramide, glucosylceramide, galactosylceramide, lactosylceramide, sulfatide, sphingomyelin and ganglioside were purified. The fatty acids of the individual compounds were identified after hydrolysis. Certain similarities and dissimilarities were observed.

Keywords

Ceramide Hydroxy Fatty Acid Preparative Thin Layer Chromatography Silicic Acid Column Methyl Glycoside 

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© American Oil Chemists’ Society 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Raghaven
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Spielvogel
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. N. Kanfer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.E.K. Shriver Center at the W.E. Fernald State SchoolWaltham
  2. 2.Neurology Research Massachusetts General HospitalBoston

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