Docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids segregate differently between raft and nonraft domains.

@article{Williams2012DocosahexaenoicAE,
  title={Docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids segregate differently between raft and nonraft domains.},
  author={Justin Adam Williams and Shawn E Batten and Mitchel Byron Harris and Benjamin Drew Rockett and Saame Raza Shaikh and William Stillwell and Stephen R. Wassall},
  journal={Biophysical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={228-37}
}
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA), enriched in fish oils, are increasingly recognized to have potential benefits for treating many human afflictions. Despite the importance of PUFA, their molecular mechanism of action remains unclear. One emerging hypothesis is that phospholipids containing n-3 PUFA acyl chains modify the structure and composition of membrane rafts, thus affecting cell signaling. In this study the two major n-3 PUFA found in fish oils, eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and… CONTINUE READING