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J Exp Zool. 1979 Jul;209(1):105-14.

Fatty acid and sterol synthesis by hepatocytes of thermally acclimated rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri).


Incorporation of tritium from tritiated water into lipid fractions was measured in isolated hepatocytes from rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) acclimated to 5 degrees C and 20 degrees C. Hepatocytes from cold-acclimated trout exhibited significantly higher rates of tritium incorporation into both fatty acid and sterol fractions at assay temperatures of 15 degrees C and 20 degrees C than did hepatocytes from warm-acclimated trout. Tritium incorporation into the fatty acid fraction was nearly temperature independent in hepatocytes from warm-acclimated trout (Q10 = 1.39) but markedly temperature dependent (Q10 = 2.63) in hepatocytes from cold-acclimated trout; in contrast, rates of sterol synthesis were more temperature dependent in warm-acclimated trout. At 5 degrees C, fatty acid lipogenesis comprised a significantly greater percentage of the total tritium incorporation in hepatocytes from warm-acclimated trout and the percentage of total lipogenesis attributable to fatty acids decreased significantly in warm-acclimated trout as the assay temperature increased; the opposite trends were observed in cold-acclimated trout.

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