Membrane formation during cell growth ????????

sourav ghosh sghosh at utmem1.utmem.edu
Thu May 4 17:18:04 EST 2000


Are all membranes created equal? Specialized membranes may actually be
more equal than others.
Although fatty acid synthesis etc is understood, how are specificity of
membranes (e.g. ER vs Golgi vs Plasma membrane etc) maintained during de
novo synthesis?
In article <200004282247.QAA87574 at nestor.NMSU.Edu>, hroychow at nmsu.edu
("Hiranya S. Roychowdhury") wrote:

> It is "arachidonic" acid... from Arachis hypogea
> 
> At 03:39 PM 4/28/00 -0400, pathos wrote:
> >In article <8ebh0d$5r1$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>, yj7107 at hotmail.com wrote:
> >
> 
> >
> >>  Or from glycerol + 2 lipid  + ? ,then where lipid come from  ?
> >
> 
> A lipid *IS* glycerol + 2 (or 3) "fatty acids" with or without another
> functional group at the sn3 position of the glycerol moiety (as the case may
> be). Such functional groups may be anything from a simple phosphate (eg
> phosphatidate) to things as complex as a sphingosine, galactosyl moeity, or
> even an amino acid + PO4"... etc.
> 
> Well,...  from the above question, it looks like the one with the original Q
> has little background in chemistry. The Q is easily answered if one sits
> down with a standard college biochemistry (or even a high school chemistry)
> book. 
> 
> 
> 
> Dr. Hiranya Sankar Roychowdhury
> GENE LAB/ EPPWS
> New Mexico State University
> Las Cruces, NM 88003
> Ph. (505) 646-5785
> hroychow at nmsu.edu
> 
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