Total cellular fatty acid composition of cultured Pneumocystis carinii

J. R. Paulsrud, S. F. Queener, M. S. Bartlett, J. W. Smith

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Oleic acid makes up >50% of the total fatty acids of Pneumocystis carinii grown on WI-38 cells. Oleic acid levels increased in parallel with increasing trophozoites over 7 days in culture. The fatty acid composition of P. carinii resembles that of certain fungi but differs from those of lung surfactant lipid, host cells, and fetal bovine serum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1899-1902
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1993

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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