Paradoxical conservation of cardiac and renal arachidonate content in essential fatty acid deficiency.


The effects of essential fatty acid (EFA) deprivation on the arachidonate content and phospholipid composition of different tissues are quite diverse. When C57B1 mice were placed on a fat-free diet, hepatic liquids were readily depleted of arachidonate. In contrast, the renal cortex tenaciously retained arachidonate, whereas surprisingly the heart showed a… (More)


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