Plasma phospholipid essential fatty acids and prostaglandins in alcoholic, habitually violent, and impulsive offenders.

@article{Virkkunen1987PlasmaPE,
  title={Plasma phospholipid essential fatty acids and prostaglandins in alcoholic, habitually violent, and impulsive offenders.},
  author={Matti E Virkkunen and David F. Horrobin and D. Kenneth Jenkins and Mehar S. Manku},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={22 9},
  pages={1087-96}
}
Plasma phospholipid essential fatty acids and some of their main metabolites, prostaglandins, were measured among habitually violent and impulsive male offenders, who all had alcohol abuse problems, and nonviolent control persons. Linoleic acid (18:2n-6), the precursor of the n-6 fatty acids, was below normal in intermittent explosive disorder, but the dihomogammalinolenic acid (DGLA) (20:3n-6) and some subsequent n-6 acids were at the same time elevated among all offenders. Also, a… CONTINUE READING