Selective use of L-valine and L-isoleucine for the biosynthesis of branched-chain fatty acids in rat skin.

@article{Oku1995SelectiveUO,
  title={Selective use of L-valine and L-isoleucine for the biosynthesis of branched-chain fatty acids in rat skin.},
  author={Hirosuke Oku and M Onotogi and Junichi Nagata and Koji Wada and Isao Chinen},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={1995},
  volume={59 5},
  pages={891-5}
}
Iso- and anteiso-fatty acids are detected in more than trace amounts in rat skin surface lipid. The terminal portion of even carbon number iso- and anteiso-fatty acids are synthesized respectively from valine (Val) and isoleucine (Ile) by essentially the same reaction sequences established for straight chain fatty acids. This paper describes the… CONTINUE READING