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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A total number of 6 (25%) and 7 (29%) subjects had decreased platelet aggregation post-treatment in response to collagen and arachidonic acid agonists, respectively.
Arachidonic acid and diacylglycerol act synergistically to activate protein kinase C in vitro and in vivo.
The relationship of total plasma PUFAs, n-3 FA, linolenic acid, n-6 FA, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, and creatinine at enrollment with change in creatinine from baseline to follow-up was examined using multivariate linear regression models adjusted for covariates, including age, sex, BMI, education, cigarette smoking (pack-years), MMSE score, energy intake, alcohol intake, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension (Table 3).
Approximately 1 ml of fresh blood was taken, analysed in its original state and then activated with arachidonic acid (AA) and kaolin.
Interestingly, there are indications that the disturbances in arachidonic acid utilization for eicosanoids production and the ensuing elevation in arachidonic acid levels exert proapoptotic effects as well as affect the capacity for PAF generation.
Arachidonic acid is considered to be a receptor-independent NADPH oxidase activator, as is PMA.
Effect of exogenous arachidonic acid metabolites applied on round window membrane on hearing and their levels in the perilymph.
Two COX enzymes identified in the early 1990s transform arachidonic acid into prostaglandins, which are natural substances that can induce pain and inflammation.
Further, erucic acid was targeted for esterification into cholesteryl ester and triglyceride pools, whereas arachidonic acid was targeted for esterification into phospholipid pools.
Chemistry professor Daisuke Uemura told the 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies hosted by the American Chemical Society (ACS) that his team found that arachidonic acid and a-linolenic acid in sea urchins attract crown-of-thorns starfish.
Martek's nutritional oils containing docosahexaenoic acid ("DHA") and arachidonic acid ("ARA") oils are vegetable oils containing two essential long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids which are fundamental building blocks of the brain and the retina.