Alterations in the synthesis of proteins in hepatocytes of rainbow trout fed cyclopropenoid fatty acids

Gary H. Perdew, Henry W. Schaup, Mary M. Backer, Janet L. Williams, Daniel P. Selivonchick

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Hepatocytes from rainbow trout reared on a diet containing cyclopropenoid fatty acids were analyzed for alterations in protein composition and synthesis by double label experiments. Both cytosolic and micrososmal hepatocyte fractions were investigated. In the cytosolic fraction, the synthesis of proteins in the range of 68000 to 74000 daltons were significantly decreased. The identity of these proteins remains uncertain. A pronounced depression in both the mass and apparent synthesis of a 200000 to 240000 dalton microsomal protein was also observed. Immunoblotting with antibodies raised against goose acetyl-CoA carboxylase and avidin-peroxidase staining suggest that this protein is acetyl-CoA carboxylase. Moreover, synthesis of this protein as well as mass of the protein in cyclopropenoid fatty acid-fed fish were less than 20% of that found in control fish.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-19
Number of pages11
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Lipids and Lipid Metabolism
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 11 1986


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology

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