Relationship between Arachidonic Acid Biosynthesis and its Level in Rat Tissues
Arachidonic acid is the precursor of many hormone-like substances such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes and therefore plays an important role in many physiological processes. Arachidonic acid is synthesized from linoleic acid by the action of desaturase and elongation enzyme systems. The influence of dietary fats on the biosynthesis of arachidonic acid and its levels in rat tissues is studied.
KeywordsLinoleic Acid Fatty Acid Composition Arachidonic Acid Total Lipid Chain Elongation
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