, Volume 34, Issue 12, pp 1540–1541 | Cite as

Essential fatty acids (EFA) deficiency and liver mitochondria

  • P. Divakaran
Specialia Chimica, Biochimica


2 dietary fats, namely, hydrogenated coconut oil and safflower seed oil were fed at 20% levels to weanling male albino rats for a period of 2 months after which the animals were sacrificed and oxidative phosphorylation measured in liver mitochondria. This ratio was more in the unsaturated-fat-fed group of rats compared to the saturated-fed ones for glutamate and malate; in the case of succinate no such change was noticed.


Glutamate Succinate Oxidative Phosphorylation Essential Fatty Acid Liver Mitochondrion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Divakaran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Texas Medical School at HoustonHoustonUSA

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