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Linolenic Acid

Known as: Fatty Acid 18:3, (9,12,15)-linolenic acid, (9Z,12Z,15Z)-Octadecatrienoic acid 
A polyunsaturated long-chain fatty acid with an 18-carbon backbone and exactly three double bonds. At least 17 different isomers of this compound are… Expand
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
CONTEXT The omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, along with γ-linolenic acid and… Expand
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Review
2009
Review
2009
Blood levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) are considered biomarkers of status. Alpha-linolenic acid, ALA, the plant… Expand
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Review
2006
Review
2006
  • P. Calder
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 2006
  • Corpus ID: 787237
Inflammation is part of the normal host response to infection and injury. However, excessive or inappropriate inflammation… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
The extent to which women of reproductive age are able to convert the n−3 fatty acid α-linolenic acid (ALNA) to eicosapentaenoic… Expand
Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
The capacity for conversion of α-linolenic acid (ALNA) to n−3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids was investigated in young… Expand
Review
1999
Review
1999
  • A. Simopoulos
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 1999
  • Corpus ID: 13674548
Human beings evolved consuming a diet that contained about equal amounts of n-3 and n-6 essential fatty acids. Over the past 100… Expand
Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
In a prospective, randomised single-blinded secondary prevention trial we compared the effect of a Mediterranean alpha-linolenic… Expand
Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
For sixteen years, the American Institute of Nutrition Rodent Diets, AIN-76 and AIN-76A, have been used extensively around the… Expand
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
Feeding rats diets containing oils that have a low alpha-linolenic acid [18:3(n-3)] content, such as sunflower oil, results in… Expand
Highly Cited
1976
Highly Cited
1976
Addition of arachidonic acid and homo-gamma-linolenic acid to a suspension of rabbit peritoneal neutrophils led to the synthesis… Expand