elaidic acid


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elaidic acid

[¦el·ə¦id·ik ′as·əd]
(organic chemistry)
CH3(CH2)7CH:CH(CH2)7COOH A transisomer of an unsaturated fatty acid, oleic acid; crystallizes as colorless leaflets, melts at 44°C, boils at 288°C (100 mmHg), insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether; used in chromatography as a reference standard.
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Coupling to elaidic acid improves the bioavailability of the agent without impeding its epigenetic effect," explained project leader Frank Lyko.
Schaefer (2002) reported that the presence in the diet of elaidic acid, which contains trans double bonds, is associated with increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels and decreased high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels.
Plasma lipoprotein lipid and Lp (a) changes with substitution of elaidic acid for oleic acid in the diet.
B) Comparison with an authentic sample of the isomeric elaidic acid supports this assignment.
Particularly, we were able to separate the TMS ester of oleic acid (cis-C18:1 n-9) from that of its stereoisomer, elaidic acid (trans-C18:1 n-9).
Elaidic acid pointed to the use of olive oil, as well.