Chapter 6: Membranes

Table 6.1 Composition of rat CNS myelin and brain


Substance
Myelin
Whole Brain
Total protein
29.5
56.9
Total lipid
70.5
37.0
Cholesterol
27.3
23.0
Total galactolipid
31.5
21.3
Cerebroside
23.7
14.6
Sulfatide
7.1
4.8
Total phospholipid
44.0
57.6
Ethanolamine phosphatides
16.7
19.8
Choline phosphatides
11.3
22.0
Serine phosphatides
7.0
7.2
Inositol phosphatides
1.2
2.4
Sphingomyelin
3.2
3.8
Plasmalogens
14.1
11.6

Total protein and lipid as percent dry weight, all others percent total lipid.

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