This paper provides results of an analysis of phospholipids (PL) and their fatty acid (FA) content in the blood of sheep infected by the nematode Dictyocaulus filaria. Significantly high level of arachidonic acid in the lysophospholipids, and low levels of docozangexenic acid in the phospholipids were obtained, which indicate structural and functional disorders of cellular membranes in blood during dictyocaulosis. These disorders are regarded as metabolic criteria for an assessment of the relation between parasite and host.
BASTARBEKOVA, G. M.; KUCHBAEV, A. E.; and AZIMOV, D. A. (2000) "The Influence of the Dictyocaulus filaria on the Phospholipid and Fatty Acid Composition in the Blood of Sheep," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 24: No. 4, Article 7. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol24/iss4/7