The in vivo incorporation and metabolism of [1-14C] linolenate (18:3n-3) in liver, brain and eyes of juveniles of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss L and gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata L.


Accumulation of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3) in brain and eyes during development has been demonstrated in fish but it is not clear whether liver or neural tissues themselves are of greater importance in the biosynthesis of DHA from dietary 18:3n-3. In the present study, we investigated the in vivo metabolism of intraperitoneally injected [1-14C]18… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1007717312480


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