Influence of dietary long-chain PUFA on premature baboon lung FA and dipalmitoyl PC composition

Abstract

One of the major survival challenges of premature birth is production of lung surfactant. The lipid component of surfactant, dipalmitoyl PC (DPPC), increases in concentration in the period before normal term birth via a net shift in FA composition away from unsaturates. We investigated the influence of dietary DHA and arachidonic acid (AA) on lung FA… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11745-003-1079-8

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