Arachidonate and docosahexaenoate added to infant formula influence fatty acid composition and subsequent eicosanoid production in neonatal pigs.

@article{Huang1996ArachidonateAD,
  title={Arachidonate and docosahexaenoate added to infant formula influence fatty acid composition and subsequent eicosanoid production in neonatal pigs.},
  author={M. C. Huang and Margaret C. Craig-Schmidt},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1996},
  volume={126 9},
  pages={
          2199-208
        }
}
As natural components of human milk, arachdonic and docosahexaenoic acids play important roles in neonatal development; thus, addition of these fatty acids to infant formula has been suggested. This study examined the effects of supplementation of infant formula with microbial sources of either arachidonate or docosahexaenoate or both on accretion of these fatty acids in phospholipids and subsequent modulation of eicosanoid production in neonatal pig lung. One-day-old piglets received for 25 d… 

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