Erythrocyte membrane fatty acid composition in cancer patients.

  title={Erythrocyte membrane fatty acid composition in cancer patients.},
  author={Nina A. Mikirova and Hugh D. Riordan and James A. Jackson and Kelly P Wong and Jorge R. Miranda-Massari and M. Julia Gonz{\'a}lez},
  journal={Puerto Rico health sciences journal},
  volume={23 2},
Essential fatty acids (EFA) have an important role in complex metabolic reactions. The metabolism of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) appears to be one of the critical targets in the complex metabolic stages that lead to, or are associated with cancer. The goal of our research was to analyze the erythrocyte specific types of membrane fatty acid content, level and distribution in cancer patients as compared to non-cancer patients. Changes in fatty acid composition may affect… CONTINUE READING