Docosahexaenoic acid: membrane properties of a unique fatty acid.

@article{Stillwell2003DocosahexaenoicAM,
  title={Docosahexaenoic acid: membrane properties of a unique fatty acid.},
  author={William G. Stillwell and Stephen R. Wassall},
  journal={Chemistry and physics of lipids},
  year={2003},
  volume={126 1},
  pages={
          1-27
        }
}
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) with 22-carbons and 6 double bonds is the extreme example of an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). DHA has strong medical implications since its dietary presence has been positively linked to the prevention of numerous human afflictions including cancer and heart disease. The PUFA, moreover, is essential to neurological function. It is remarkable that one simple molecule has been reported to affect so many seemingly unrelated biological processes. Although… CONTINUE READING
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