Omega-3 fatty acids and the peroxisome

  title={Omega-3 fatty acids and the peroxisome},
  author={Colin J. Masters},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry},
The interactions between the omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids and peroxisomal function have been reviewed, in order to update and integrate knowledge in this area. Following a brief retrospective of the major clinical involvements of these fatty acids, the participation of the peroxisome in their metabolism has been appraised - the peroxisome being shown to exert a major influence on both the synthesis and degradation of the omega-3 fatty acids, with these effects flowing on to the widespread… CONTINUE READING