Handbook of Essential Fatty Acid Biology

Biochemistry, Physiology, and Behavioral Neurobiology

  • Shlomo Yehuda
  • David I. Mostofsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Biochemical Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William A. Banks, Abba J. Kastin, Stanley I. Rapoport
      Pages 3-14
    3. Norman Salem Jr., Nils Urban Olsson
      Pages 67-87
    4. Elliot M. Berry
      Pages 89-101
    5. Gunther Hartmann, Stefan Endres
      Pages 103-113
    6. Eric P. Widmaier
      Pages 115-135
  3. Physiology and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Andrew J. Sinclair, Harrison S. Weisinger, Algis J. Vingrys
      Pages 201-214
    3. Donald V. Coscina
      Pages 215-244
    4. David F. Horrobin
      Pages 245-256
    5. Francesco Visioli
      Pages 257-276
    6. Akhlaq A. Farooqui, Thad A. Rosenberger, Lloyd A. Horrocks
      Pages 277-295
  4. Learning, Cognition, and Complex Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Patricia E. Wainwright
      Pages 299-341
    3. Danielle Greenberg, Gerard P. Smith
      Pages 343-359
    4. Akie Yonekubo
      Pages 361-395
    5. Sydney Reisbick, Martha Neuringer
      Pages 397-426
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 453-470

About this book


In Handbook of Essential Fatty Acid Biology: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Behavioral Neurobiology, internationally eminent scientists illuminate the most important scientific aspects of essential fatty acids (EFAs)-from their biochemistry to their physiological consequences in both health and illness. The distinguished contributors integrate a wide range of topics, including the basic biochemistry of EFAs and lipid metabolism, the role of EFAs in the neuronal membrane, the effects of EFAs and lipids in various diseases, and the effects of normal levels and EFA deficiencies on cognition and behavior.

The Handbook of Essential Fatty Acid Biology: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Behavioral Neurobiology provides the most comprehensive survey available of our knowledge of the biology and metabolism of fatty acids. It brings together diverse areas of biochemistry, behavior, and nutrition, and lays the groundwork for dramatic advances in our understanding of these ubiquitous biochemicals and their role in health and disease.


Lipid behavior biochemistry metabolism physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Shlomo Yehuda
    • 1
  • David I. Mostofsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychopharmacology Laboratory, Department of PsychologyBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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