Mfsd2a is a transporter for the essential omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid

@article{Nguyen2014Mfsd2aIA,
  title={Mfsd2a is a transporter for the essential omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid},
  author={Long N Nguyen and Dongliang Ma and Guanghou Shui and Peiyan Wong and Amaury Cazenave-Gassiot and Xiaodong Zhang and Markus R. Wenk and Eyleen L. K. Goh and David L. Silver},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2014},
  volume={509},
  pages={503-506}
}
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for normal brain growth and cognitive function. Consistent with its importance in the brain, DHA is highly enriched in brain phospholipids. Despite being an abundant fatty acid in brain phospholipids, DHA cannot be de novo synthesized in brain and must be imported across the blood–brain barrier, but mechanisms for DHA uptake in brain have remained enigmatic. Here we identify a member of the major facilitator superfamily… 
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