Chronic lindane intoxication by injecting subcutaneously the toxicant, resulted in an altered lipid pattern in rat ventral prostate membranes. An increase of membrane fluidity was also observed using a fluorescence polarization technique. When in vitro experiments were carried out with both treated and untreated rats, an interesting lack of parallelism was found, which could indicate the development of a resistance to membrane disordering by lindane. The observed changes in cholesterol and phospholipid composition are also consistent with the hypothesis that lindane perturbs the lipid matrix of membranes, possibly inducing complex compensatory changes in the membrane lipid composition.

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