Intrauterine fatty acid accretion rates in human brain: implications for fatty acid requirements.

@article{Clandinin1980IntrauterineFA,
  title={Intrauterine fatty acid accretion rates in human brain: implications for fatty acid requirements.},
  author={Michael Thomas Clandinin and Janet E. Chappell and S Leong and Tibor F. Heim and Paul R Swyer and Graham W. Chance},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={1980},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={121-9}
}
Fatty acid components of infant brain were determined to assess fatty acid requirements for synthesis of structural lipids in brain tissue during the last trimester of development in the fetus. Quantitative fatty acid analysis of cerebellum, frontal and occipital brain lobes indicated rapid accretion of chain elongation and desaturation products during the last trimester of brain growth. Frontal and occipital brain lobes were similar in fatty acid content. Fatty acid accretion rates were… CONTINUE READING