The lipid composition of microvillar membranes prepared from vitamin D3-treated and vitamin D3-deficient chick intestine has been investigated. Vitamin treatment results in an increase in the proportion of phospholipid in this target membrane as well as an alteration in the fatty acid composition of both membrane phospholipids and cholesterol esters. An increase in the weight percentage of several classes of phospholipid long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids results from vitamin treatment. The primary effect of vitamin treatment on cholesterol ester fatty acids appears to be in shorter chain species.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Jan 14 1972|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology