Exchange of phospholipids between mitochondria and microsomes in vitro stimulated by yeast cell cytosol

Gary S. Cobon*, Peter D. Crowfoot, Mark Murphy, Anthony W. Linnane

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Yeast cell cytosol stimulated the exchange of phospholipids between yeast mitochondria and microsomes in vitro, and also between organelles isolated from rat liver. The major phospholipids exchanged in both cases were phosphatidylinositol and phosphatidylcholine, together with smaller amounts of phosphatidylethanolamine. Evidence was also obtained that interconversion of phospholipids occurred during the incubation, probably via base exchange mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Lipids and Lipid Metabolism
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 1976
Externally publishedYes


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