arachidonic acid

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arachidonic acid

[ə¦rak·ə¦dan·ik ′as·əd]
(biochemistry)
C20H32O2 An essential unsaturated fatty acid that is a precursor in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes.
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2] activation for the rapid cleavage of arachidonic acid from membrane phospholipids, leptin is capable of exerting a major modulatory effect on the acinar cell capacity for the generation of prostaglandins as well as PAF.
Arachidonic acid is considered to be a receptor-independent NADPH oxidase activator, as is PMA.
After observing that no arachidonic acid ethyl ester was detected in the samples from study 1, we carried out a stability study for FAEEs in meconium.
He said 30 grams of coral contain about 1 milligram of arachidonic acid, but coral does not normally release the acid unless it is damaged.
When arachidonic acid was incubated with cultures of D.
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The Global and Chinese Arachidonic Acid (ARA) Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global ARA industry with a focus on the Chinese situation.
Omega-6 fatty acids are commonly thought to be pro-inflammatory, because linoleic acid (the major omega-3 fatty acid in the diet) is converted in part to arachidonic acid, which is a precursor for pro-inflammatory eicosanoids such as prostaglandin E2, leukotriene B4, and thromboxane A2.
Some dietary fats, such as arachidonic acid (AA), found in vegetable oils, promote inflammation.
In experiments with mice, we knocked out a gene responsible for an enzyme that helps the body to make arachidonic acid.
There was no significant difference in the content of most fatty acids between the two breeds, with the exception of arachidonic acid and cis-11,14,17-eicosatrienoic acid.
The inhibition of various enzymes of the arachidonic acid cascade, among these the lipoxygenases and the cyclooxygenases, might be a possible target.