Platelet Chemiluminiscence Induced by Linoleic and Arachidonic Acids

  • T. Metsä-Ketelä
  • A. Montfoort
  • T. Kunnas
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 49)


Mill et al.1 demonstrated that linoleic acid (18:2N6) and other long-chain fatty acids can induce platelet low-level chemiluminescence. It turned out that only those fatty acids which are susceptible either to enzymatic or autoxidation, e.g., polyunsaturated fatty acids, emit light.


Linoleic Acid Arachidonic Acid Human Platelet Fatty Acid Concentration Acid Hydroperoxide 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Metsä-Ketelä
    • 1
  • A. Montfoort
    • 2
  • T. Kunnas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
  2. 2.Department of Pathology IErasmus UniversityRotterdamThe Netherlands

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