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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Cytochrome P450 epoxygenase (CYP) catalyzes the production of hydroxy eicosatetraenoic acids (HETEs), epoxy eicosatrienoic acids (EETs), and epoxides from linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid [16], as shown in Figure 4.
In addition, PUFAs long chain represented by eicosadienoic and Eicosatetraenoic acid exist also in small quantities.
Trypan blue solution, eicosatetraenoic acid, type VII Folch bovine brain extract, 1,1-dipheny1-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), 1-butanol and glutathion were purchased from Sigma Chemicals.