Brown but not white adipose cells synthesize omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid in culture.

@article{Qin2016BrownBN,
  title={Brown but not white adipose cells synthesize omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid in culture.},
  author={Xia Qin and Hui Gyu Park and Ji Yao Zhang and Peter Lawrence and Guowen Liu and Nivetha Subramanian and Kumar S. D. Kothapalli and J Thomas Brenna},
  journal={Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and essential fatty acids},
  year={2016},
  volume={104},
  pages={19-24}
}
Adipose tissue is a complex endocrine organ which coordinates several crucial biological functions including fatty acid metabolism, glucose metabolism, energy homeostasis, and immune function. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is most abundant in young infants during the brain growth spurt when demands for omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) is greatest for brain structure. Our aim was to characterize relative biosynthesis of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) from… CONTINUE READING
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