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Table 2 Lipid components in human sperm cells.

From: Reactive oxygen species and sperm cells

Component nmol/108 cells
Phospholipid  
   Choline diacylglycerophospholipid 37.0
   Ethanolamine diacylglycerophospholipid 31.5
   Choline plasmalogen 12.5
   Ethanolamine plasmalogen 20.0
   Phosphatidilserine 8.5
   Phosphatidylinositol 6.1
   Phosphatidyloglycerol 0.6
   Sphingomyelin 20.0
   Cardiolipin 2.1
Total phospholipids 138.3
Fatty acids  
Saturated fatty acids  
   Hexadecanoic (palmitic) 105.5
   Octadecanoic (stearic) 35.9
Unsaturated fatty acids  
   Octadenoic (oleic) 32.6
   Octadecadienoic (linoleic) 23.2
   Icosatrienoic 14.9
   Icosatetraenoic (arachidonic) 20.1
   Docosahexaenoic 108.0
Sterols  
   Cholesterol 133.0
   Desmosterol 78.5
Total sterols 211.5
Glycolipids 6.4
  1. Adapted from Alvarez and Storey [25] and Mack et al. [26]