Myocardial phosphoinositides do not share the same fatty acid profile Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Adipocytes
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Hyperplasia
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-myc
  • Sirtuin 1


  • It is generally assumed that the fatty acid compositions of the phosphoinositides are identical. To investigate this in myocardium, inositol lipids extracted from rat and pig ventricular homogenates were absorbed to neomycin-coated glass beads, eluted and quantitated by fatty acid analysis after thin-layer chromatography. The percentages of stearic, oleic, linoleic and arachidonic acid (20:4n-6) in the rat were, respectively, 49, 4, 7 and 26 for phosphatidylinositol, 62, 1, 4 and 18 for phosphatidylinositol-4-monophosphate and 63, 2, 4, 18 for phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate. Equal distribution patterns of fatty acids were found in homogenate and sarcoplasmic reticulum of pig myocardium. Cultured rat ventricular myocytes were utilized to study the incorporation (25 h) of [14C]20:4n-6 relative to that of myo-[3H]inositol into phosphatidylinositol and phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate which were, respectively, 1.61 and 1.22. The data indicate that in myocardium phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate represents a relatively modest source of 20:4n-6.

publication date

  • January 1993



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/bbrc.1993.1244

PubMed ID

  • 8384843

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 487

end page

  • 94


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