Lipid composition of bloodstream forms of Trypanosoma brucei brucei

Mark Carroll, Peter McCrorie

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Abstract

1. 1. The qualitative and quantitative lipid composition of bloodstream forms of Trypanosoma brucei brucei S42 was compared with that of rat plasma and erythrocytes. 2. 2. The concentrations of lipid-bound phosphate and lipid-bound sialic acid in the trypanosomes were markedly higher than those of the rodent tissues. 3. 3. There was no trace in the trypanosomes of dolichol or dolichol phosphate. 4. 4. Trypanosomes contained two unidentified lipids: an acidic phospholipid and a highly polar glycolipid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-651
Number of pages5
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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