Specificity of delta 6 desaturase--effect of chain length and number of double bonds.

@article{Castuma1977SpecificityOD,
  title={Specificity of delta 6 desaturase--effect of chain length and number of double bonds.},
  author={J C Castuma and Rodolfo R. Brenner and Wolf H. Kunau},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={1977},
  volume={83},
  pages={127-34}
}
Rat liver microsomes contain a delta 6 desaturase that is active not only with the unsaturated acids of 18 carbons: oleic, linoleic and alpha-linolenic but also with similar acids of 20 carbons with the double bonds in delta 9, 12 and delta 12, 15. The rate of the reaction increases with the number of double bonds of the substrate but the acids of 20… CONTINUE READING