Myocardial phosphoinositides do not share the same fatty acid profile

Jos M.J. Lamers*, Dick H.W. Dekkers, Nasrin Mesaeli, Vincenzo Panagia, Han A.A. Van Heugten

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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 heads, 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-494
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 1993


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