Comparative Lipid Analysis of Aedes aegypti and Monkey Kidney Cells (MK-2) Cultivated in Vitro
Lipid composition of several types of mammalian cells has been reported, such as that of the mouse “L” cell (Anderson et al., 1969; Bailey and Menter, 1967) and the monkey kidney cell (MK-2) (Makino et al., 1970), but the arthropods (Barroso et al., 1969; Agarwal and Rao, 1969; Fast, 1966) or the established insect cell lines have not been fully analyzed. Arthropods have been reported as having an active lipid metabolism and appear to depend on fatty acids rather than carbohydrates as a main energy source (O’Brien and Wolfe, 1964). However, arthropods do require a source of dietary sterols since they are unable to synthesize the sterol ring from acetate or mevalonate, but are capable of converting sterol to cholesterol (O’Brien and Wolfe, 1964).
KeywordsCholesterol Hydrolysis Glycerol Carbohydrate Lipase
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