Study of Plasma Phospholipids in Libyans

Original article


H. Khattab, Y. Bugaighis

Departments of Biochemistry & Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Al Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya.

Al Fateh Med J Vol .2, No. 1. July 1982:5-8.


Total plasma phospholipids (PL) and their major classes lysophosphatidyicholine (LPC), sphingomyelin (SM), phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) were determined in Libyan subjects, by one dimensional thin-layer chromatography (TLC).
An evident change is demonstrated in total FL level and their pattern with age. Total plasma FL are significantly higher in subjects above 35 years of age (2.99 m mole F/L) than those below this age (2.50 m mole P/L). SM is significantly increased relatively (19.96 ± 2.91%) and absolutly (0.59 ± 0.13 m mole P/L) in those aged above 35 years, as compared to those below this age (18.95 ± 3.48% and 0.48 ± 0.13 m mole P/L).
The effect of age on LPC and FE are also discussed.

Keywords: Study of Plasma Phospholipids in Libyans