Saturated and unsaturated 1-0-alkyl-2-0-acetoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholines and 2-lyso derivatives from ratfish liver oil. Effect on adenosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate concentration in hepatocyte suspensions

Research in Experimental Medicine. Zeitschrift Für Die Gesamte Experimentelle Medizin Einschliesslich Experimenteller Chirurgie
I Hillmar, N Zöllner


1-0-Alkyl-2-0-acetoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholines, containing saturated or unsaturated alkyl moieties and their 2-lyso derivatives, prepared from ratfish liver oil (Hydrolagus colliei), were studied for their in vitro effect on cellular adenosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP) concentration in freshly isolated hepatocytes from adult rats. We report here for the first time that semisynthetic platelet-activating factor (PAF), the saturated and unsaturated compound, from 10(-6) M to 10(-12) M, is effective in lowering cAMP concentrations by 50% after 4 h of incubation. This effect becomes apparent after 30 min. Concentrations from 10(-12) M up to 10(-20) M did not influence cAMP levels. The 2-lyso derivatives (10(-8) M) of both compounds are equally active as compared to their 2-0-acetoyl derivatives, in lowering cAMP levels after 4 h of incubation. We discuss the existence of a transacetylating enzyme, generating the active form in rat liver cells.


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