Transformations of the Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Brain
A great deal of research from several laboratories, including ours, has given a picture, incomplete, to be sure, of the many reactions that combine to determine the composition of the brain lipids. These are outlined in Fig, 1, which provides an overview of the sources and metabolic transformations of the fatty acids that contribute their properties to the major phosphoglycerides and sphingolipids that form the chief structural units of the membranes that are involved in most of the properties of the brain.
KeywordsSaturated Fatty Acid Neutral Lipid Substrate Fatty Acid Endogenous Fatty Acid Exogenous Fatty Acid
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