Study of the Intracellular Transfer of Lipids to the Plasmalemma
It has been shown in vitro that in leek (Allium porrum L.) epidermis cells very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA) are synthesized in the endoplasmic reticulum.1 Moreover, VLCFA are more abundant in the plasma membrane (up to 20% of the total fatty acids) than in the endoplasmic reticulum. It was suggested that an eventual transfer of VLCFA from their site of synthesis (ER) to the plasma membrane could occur.2
KeywordsPhase Partition Label Period Very Long Chain Fatty Acid Microsomal Pellet Total Lipid Neutral
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