Studies on the metabolism of essential fatty acids in isolated human testicular cells.

The essential fatty acid 22:6(n-3) is a minor component of the Western diet, but a major fatty acid in human testis and semen. In mature spermatozoa, the physical and fusogenic properties of the plasma membrane are probably influenced by its particular fatty acid composition. In this study, the synthesis of 22:6(n-3) and 22:5(n-6) was investigated in… CONTINUE READING