Fatty Acid Synthesis by Subcellular Fractions of Lung Tissue

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Science  27 Nov 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3648, pp. 1180-1181
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3648.1180


The mitochondria-rich fraction of the lung tissue is the most active subcellular fraction for the synthesis of long-chain fatty acids. This observation is contrary to what has been reported for the subcellular fractions of the liver. The high rate of fatty acid synthesis observed with the mitochondria-rich fraction of the lung may be related to the morphological transformation of mitochondria.