> From: Cara Baker <crbaker at sun1.tcd.ie>
>> Subject: Yeast Membranes and Cholesterol?
>> Date: 17 Jul 1996 13:24:38 GMT
>> Could anyone tell me if yeast membranes (Saccharomyces or Pichia
> pastoris) contain cholesterol?I'd be grateful if someone could point
> me in the direction of some useful references - even on the general
> lipid content of yeast plasma membranes.
generally it is thought that yeasts do not contain cholesterol,
whether they are able to use it ....?
as far as I know there is only one reference towards the presence of
a bit cholesterol in S.cerevisiae:
Bracco, 1971, la rivista a italiana delle sostanze grasse (whatever that
for a good reference look at:
The Yeasts, 2nd ed., vol. 3 and/or vol. 4., rose and harrison eds.
greetings, Martijn van Iersel
Dept. Food Science
Wageningen Agricultural University