Accession Number : AD0639188

Title :   LIPID COMPONENTS OF SOUND AND CARIOUS DENTIN.

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Dirksen,Thomas R.

Report Date : 27 OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : To further characterize the lipid components of sound and carious dentin, alcohol-ether extracts of these materials were subjected to paper chromatography and specific chemical tests. The presence of cholesterol esters, triglycerides, fatty acids, cholesterol, diglycerides, and various phospholipids was demonstrated in the sample materials. Sound dentin was found to contain inositol phosphatide, sphingomyelin, lecithin, and two unidentified phosphatides which are believed to be polyglycerol phosphatides and phosphatidic acids. Decayed material contained sphingomyelin, lecithin, phosphatidylethanol amine, and phosphatidylserine, and other phosphatides which had undergone various degrees of degradation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIPIDS, *TEETH), DISEASES, CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, CHOLESTEROL, ESTERS, FATS, FATTY ACIDS, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, SUGAR ALCOHOLS, PHOSPHATES, DEGRADATION

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE