J T Brenna

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Docosahexaenoate is important for normal neural development. It can be derived from alpha-linolenate, but carbon from alpha-linolenate is also recycled into de novo lipid synthesis. The objective of this study was to quantify the amount of alpha-linolenate used to produce docosahexaenoate versus lipids synthesized de novo that accumulate in the brain of the(More)
We measured body temperature continuously using telemetry to determine the development of circadian rhythmicity in neonatal baboons after birth. Twelve fetal baboons (nine males and three females) of known gestational age ranging from 167 to 193 d were studied. We eliminated the influence of maternal factors by hand rearing these infants from the moment of(More)
Dietary saturated fatty acids are implicated as a risk factor for atherosclerosis. The conversion of the major dietary saturated fatty acids stearic acid (18:0) and palmitic acid (16:0) to monounsaturated fatty acids in whole plasma and lipoprotein fractions is reported for seven healthy adult humans over 6 d using [U-13C]stearic acid (18:0*) and(More)
Carbon recycling and desaturation and elongation of linoleate, alpha-linolenate and docosahexaenoate in ten fetuses and two nursing infants of chow-fed rhesus monkey mothers were studied in vivo using uniformly labeled tracer molecules and high precision mass spectrometry. Doses of [U-13C]-18:2n-6, [U-13C]-18:3n-3 or [U-13C]-22:6n-3 free fatty acids were(More)
Dietary arachidonic acid (20:4n-6) utilization in-vivo for carbon recycling into de-novo lipogenesis and conversion to n-6 long chain polyunsaturates was investigated in baboon neonates using [U-(13)C]20:4n-6. Neonates consuming a formula typical of human milk received a single oral dose of [(13)C]arachidonic acid in sn-2 position of either triglyceride or(More)
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