Ed Yoder

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Elongated, highly polyunsaturated derivatives of linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) and linolenic acid (18:3 omega-3) accumulate in brain, but their sites of synthesis are not fully characterized. To investigate whether neurons themselves are capable of essential fatty acid elongation and desaturation or are dependent upon the support of other brain cells,(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the formation of docosahexaenoic acid in human cells occurs through a pathway that involves 24-carbon n-3 fatty acid intermediates and retroconversion. Normal human skin fibroblasts synthesized radiolabeled docosahexaenoic acid from [1-(14)C]18:3n-3, [3-(14)C]22:5n-3, [3-(14)C]24:5n-3, and [3-(14)C]24:6n-3.(More)
Elongated, more highly polyunsaturated derivatives of linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) and linolenic acid (18:3 omega-3) accumulate in brain, but their sites of synthesis and mechanism of entry are not well characterized. To investigate the role of the blood-brain barrier in this process, cultured murine cerebromicrovascular endothelia were incubated with(More)
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