The Salvage of Deoxycytidine into dCDP-Diacylglycerol by Macrophages and Lymphocytes

A. Hrabák, Tatjana Spasokukotskaja, Agnes Temesi, Maria Staub

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)


Extracellular deoxycytidine (CdR) was previously shown to be salvaged into water soluble [1] and also into lipidic [2] precursors of phospholipids in stimulated lymphocytes and in lymphoma cells [3]. In this paper we have described that non-dividing murine macrophages salvaged not only 5-3H-CdR but also tritiated thymidine(3H-TdR) mainly into the pools as nucleotides. Chlorprosazine shifted the CdR salvage into a lipidic compound of the cells which was identified as 3H-dCDP-diacylglycerol (dCDP-DAG). After 5-3H-CdR labeling the lipid/DNA ratio was eleven times higher in macrophages than in tonsillar lymphocytes. Thin layer chromatography (TLC) on borate impregnated silica gel plates gave clear separation of CDP-DAG from dCDP-DAG supporting that the extracellular precursor for it is exclusively deoxycytidine and not ribocytidine. No interconversion between deoxy- and ribocytidine could be observed neither in lymphocytes nor in macrophages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-219
Number of pages8
JournalBiochemical and biophysical research communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 28 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The Salvage of Deoxycytidine into dCDP-Diacylglycerol by Macrophages and Lymphocytes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this