Comparative Lipid Analysis of Aedes aegypti and Monkey Kidney Cells (MK-2) Cultivated in Vitro

  • Howard Jenkin
  • DeWayne Townsend
  • Shigeru Makino
  • Tze-Ken Yang
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 55)

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Cholesterol Hydrolysis Glycerol Carbohydrate Lipase 

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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin · Heidelberg 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Jenkin
  • DeWayne Townsend
  • Shigeru Makino
  • Tze-Ken Yang

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