Feb 11, 2005

Growth temperature affects accumulation of exogenous fatty acids and fatty acid composition in Schizosaccharomyces pombe

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
Virginia McDonough, Therese M Roth


The incorporation of exogenously supplied fatty acids, palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid, was examined in the yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe at two growth temperatures, 20 degrees C and 30 degrees C. Fatty acids supplied to S. pombe in the growth medium were found to be preferentially incorporated into the cells, becoming a dominant species. The relative increase in exogenous fatty acids in cells came at the expense of endogenous oleic acid as a proportion of total fatty acids. Lowering the temperature at which the yeast were grown resulted in decreased levels of incorporation of the fatty acids palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid and linoleic acid compared to cells supplemented at 30 degrees C. In addition, the relative amount of the endogenously produced unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid, while greatly reduced compared to unsupplemented cells, was increased in cells supplemented with fatty acids at 20 degrees C compared to supplemented cells at 30 degrees C. The differential production of oleic acid in S. pombe cells indicates that regulation of unsaturated fatty acid levels, possibly by control of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase, is an important control point in membrane composition in response to temper...Continue Reading

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palmitoleic acid
Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated
Saturated Fat
palmitoleic acid, sodium salt, (Z)-isomer
Palmitic Acids
Linoleic Acid
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated
Stearoyl-CoA Desaturase
Fatty Acids

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