A detailed study of the fatty acid composition of each of the lipids present in plasma and red blood cells of 62 healthy subjects of our area (Barcelona and surrounding counties), by coupling thin-layer and gas chromatography techniques has been made. The results are presented as normative data for comparison with those found in pathological situations. No significant sex differences were found. With increasing age, there was a tendency for the proportion of linoleic acid to decrease. Correlation analyses between the fatty acid composition of different lipids suggested that the interchange of fatty acids between plasma and cells mainly affects the phosphatidylcholine of the latter.
|Journal||Revista española de fisiología|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1988|