Essential fatty acids: structural requirements for biological activity.

  • Published 1968 in Nutrition reviews


The importance of the proximal and terminal structures of fatty acids in conferring essential fatty acid activity, as measured by the ability to cure dermal lesions as well as on the efficiency of chain elongation-desaturation, was the focus of this literature review. Polyenoic 17-C fatty acids, with a double bond at the sixth or ninth carbon from the… (More)


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