Precursor-Product Relationship in Vascular Eicosanoid Formation after Manipulation of Dietary Fatty Acids in Experimental Animals

  • C. Galli
  • E. Giani
  • I. Masi
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The metabolic relationship between the long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), arachidonic acid (AA), and the prostaglandin system was discovered two decades ago. Although information on the eicosanoid family has considerably grown since then, our understanding of the complex relationships between the intake of the fatty acid precursors with the diet and the balance in the formation of various eicosanoids in a given tissue or district is still quite limited.


Arachidonic Acid Essential Fatty Acid Dietary Fatty Acid Arachidonic Acid Content Arachidonic Acid Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Galli
    • 1
  • E. Giani
    • 1
  • I. Masi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Pharmacology PharmacognosyUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly

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