Changes in the free long-chain base (LCB) composition in rat cerebellar granule cells in culture were studied during differentiation and aging. The total LCB mixtures, extracted from the cells maintained in culture up to 22 days, were derivatized with o-phthalaldehyde and fractionated by reversed-phase HPLC, and each LCB species was quantified. Four main LCBs were components of the total LCB mixtures of cultured cells: C18-sphingosine, C18-sphinganine, C20-sphingosine, and C20-sphinganine. They were found in all the cells analyzed, from 0 to 22 days of culture, with their contents being in the sequence C18-sphingosine >C18-sphinganine >C20-sphingosine >C20-sphinganine and varying from 0.02+/-0.015 pmol/mg of cell protein for C20-sphinganine at day 0 to 223+/-22 pmol/mg of cell protein for C18-sphingosine at day 8. Sphinganines were found to be minor components of the total LCB mixture, with C20-sphinganine being particularly scarce in nondifferentiated cells. The cell content of C20-sphinganine progressively increased from day 0 to 22 of culture; that of C18-sphinganine increased up to day 8, when cells are differentiated, and then remained quite constant. The changes of C18- and C20-sphingosine levels during cell culture were qualitatively similar to those of C18- and C20-sphinganine, but the content of the sphingosines was much higher than that of the sphinganines.
|Titolo:||Changes of free long-chain bases in neuronal cells during differentiation and aging in culture|
VALSECCHI, MANUELA (Primo)
CHIGORNO, VANNA LUIGIA (Secondo)
SONNINO, SANDRO (Ultimo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/10 - Biochimica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|