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Fetal Accumulation of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids

  • M. A. Crawford
  • A. G. Hassam
  • G. Williams
  • W. Whitehouse
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 83)

Abstract

The developing brain accumulates long-chain (C20 and C22) polyenoic fatty acids, particularly during cell division (Crawford & Sinclair, 1972; Sinclair & Crawford, 1972). De novo synthesis of these acids does not occur in higher animals and they are derived either directly from food or by metabolism from the parent essential fatty acids, linoleate and α-linolenate.

Keywords

Fetal Liver Fetal Brain Brain Lipid Polyenoic Fatty Acid Maternal Liver 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Crawford
    • 1
  • A. G. Hassam
    • 1
  • G. Williams
    • 1
  • W. Whitehouse
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryNuffield Institute of Comparative MedicineThe Zoological Society of LondonUK

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