A descriptive study of the occurrence and significance of lipids in Taenia hydatigena eggs

Authors
Sánchez Thevenet, P.; Basualdo, J. A.; Alvarez, Hector Manuel
Publication Year
2010
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The aim of this work was to investigate the lipid content of Taenia hydatigena eggs and to evaluate the role of lipids in the maintenance of embryo viability. The total lipid content of the egg was 4.5% (w/w). Five classes of neutral lipids were identified: esterified cholesterol, free cholesterol, triacylglycerols, diacylglycerols and free fatty acids. Our results suggest that triacylglycerols play a key role in the maintenance of embryo viability. In addition, we found that T. hydatigena eggs remain metabolically active by mobilisation of stored triacylglycerols. This study contributes to the understanding the survival strategies of a member of the Taeniidae family in the environment outside the host. © 2009 Elsevier B.V.
Fil: Sánchez Thevenet, P.. Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia "San Juan Bosco". Facultad de Ciencias Naturales - Sede Comodoro; Argentina
Fil: Basualdo, J. A.. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas; Argentina
Fil: Alvarez, Hector Manuel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia "San Juan Bosco". Facultad de Ciencias Naturales - Sede Comodoro; Argentina
Subject
EGGS
LIPIDS
METABOLISM
TAENIA HYDATIGENA
VIABILITY MAINTENANCE
Salud Ocupacional
Ciencias de la Salud
CIENCIAS MÉDICAS Y DE LA SALUD
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/62422