[Comparison of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in plasma and erythrocyte phospholipids for biological monitoring].

  title={[Comparison of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in plasma and erythrocyte phospholipids for biological monitoring].},
  author={Terue Kawabata and Kunihiko Nakai and Chie Hagiwara and Naoyuki Kurokawa and Katsuyuki Murata and Kozue Yaginuma and Hiroshi Satoh},
  journal={Nihon eiseigaku zasshi. Japanese journal of hygiene},
  volume={66 1},
OBJECTIVES Previous data have indicated that the erythrocyte membrane may be the preferred sample type for assessing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA) contents in cardiac and cerebral membranes. In this epidemiological study, we examined whether plasma phospholipids can be used for accurate biological monitoring of the LCPUFA state or whether analysis of erythrocyte membrane phospholipids is indispensable. METHODS (1) The analysis of LCPUFA contents in erythrocyte membrane… 
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