Lipid Synthesis by Isolated Chlamydia psittaci

Robert W. Gaugler, Edgar M. Neptune, George M. Adams, Terry L. Sallee, Emilio Weiss, Noralee N. Wilson
1969 Journal of Bacteriology  
The isolated cells of the host-dependent meningopneumonitis agent, Chlamydia psittaci, were shown to incorporate radioactive carbon from aspartate, isoleucine, and glucose-6-phosphate into cell lipids. The nature of this incorporation was investigated. Radioactivity was found only in the fatty acids and primarily in the phosphatidyl ethanolamine, and, to a lesser extent, in the phosphatidyl choline fractions. Branched-chain fatty acids, not found in host lipid, were shown to constitute a large
more » ... constitute a large proportion of the fatty acid content of phosphatidyl ethanolamine. The reasons why only fatty acid synthesis took place under the conditions of our experiments with isolated meningopneumonitis agent cells remain obscure.
doi:10.1128/jb.100.2.823-826.1969 fatcat:w2cxnvb7nbar3o54vpb5k6kyzi