Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Phosphoinositide metabolism in peripheral axons.

Authors
Gould-RM; Spencer-RJ
Source
Cyclitols and Phosphoinositides. Wells WW, Eisenberg F, eds., New York: Academic Press, Inc. 1978:535-547
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00091810
Abstract
Uptake and incorporation of myo-inositol (87898) and phosphate (14265442) into squid and mouse nerve fibers were examined. Tritiated myo-inositol and choline (62497) were used as precursors of the polar headgroups of phosphatidylinositol and phosphatidylcholine. Incubation of squid axoplasm with these precursors and with cytidine-diphosphocholine (987780) yielded more incorporation of myo-inositol than choline into lipid. Autoradiography of mouse sciatic nerve demonstrated that inositol was selectively incorporated into lipid in the axoplasm. The distribution of silver grains over the Schwann cell cytoplasm suggested that both choline and myo-inositol lipid syntheses initially occur in this cell. Some of the lipid formed in Schwann cell cytoplasm was transferred into myelin when incorporation periods were lengthened and some of the phosphatidylinositol formed in the axoplasm was transferred to a region overlaying the axolemma. Inorganic phosphate labeled with 33-P was used to characterize further the axon associated lipid metabolism in mouse myelinated fibers. This precursor was incorporated largely into phosphatidylinositol-bisphosphate and protein. Quantitative examination of electron microscope autoradiographs of cross sectioned fibers revealed sites of incorporation localized to junctions where Schwann cell and axon plasma membranes were located. The authors suggest that phosphatidylinositol and protein are phosphorylated at sites in these membranes.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Neurotoxic-effects; Phospholipids; Neurophysiology; Peripheral-nervous-system; Cellular-function; Cytological-analysis; Analytical-methods; Metabolic-effects; Laboratory-animals; Research-laboratories
Contact
Pathology Albert Einstein Coll of Med 1300 Morris Park Avenue Bronx, N Y 10461
CAS No.
87-89-8; 14265-44-2; 62-49-7; 987-78-0
Publication Date
19780101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Wells-WW; Eisenberg-F
Funding Amount
807725
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1978
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780127417509
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00535
Priority Area
Neurotoxic Disorders; Neurotoxic-effects
Source Name
Cyclitols and Phosphoinositides
State
NY
Performing Organization
Yeshiva University, New York, New York
TOP