[Modern concepts of adipocere formation mechanisms].


Biochemical parameters of transformation of fresh subcutaneous fat into adipocere have been studied in experiment. Activation of lipid peroxidation is a significant component of the mechanism of adipocere transformation, which is proven by a drastic increase in the level of Schiff's bases in adipocere in comparison with subcutaneous fat. The concentrations of myristic, palmitic, and stearic fatty acids increase during the formation of adipocere, while the content of linoleic acid decreases in comparison with the unchanged human subcutaneous fat.

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@article{Manulik1999ModernCO, title={[Modern concepts of adipocere formation mechanisms].}, author={A F Manulik and A. P. Shepelev and V I Akopov and I. M. Staviskii}, journal={Sudebno-meditsinskaia ekspertiza}, year={1999}, volume={42 6}, pages={7-9} }