1. 1. Wax esters were identified in the serum and liver of steelhead trout. 2. 2. Confirmation of the identity was made by thin-layer chromatography of the wax ester hydrolysis products: long chain alcohols and fatty acids. 3. 3. Tissue concentrations of the wax are 0.34 mg/ml and 0.12 mg/g in the serum and liver respectively. 4. 4. The presence of the wax esters in these two particular tissues suggests that the wax is synthesized in the liver, incorporated into lipoproteins, and functions as a lipid transport molecule.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and|
|State||Published - 1983|