Phytanic Acid

Known as: Hexadecanoic acid, 3,7,11,15-tetramethyl-, Acid, Phytanic, acid phytanic 
A 20-carbon branched chain fatty acid. In phytanic acid storage disease (REFSUM DISEASE) this lipid may comprise as much as 30% of the total fatty… (More)
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2010
Review
2010
Phytanic acid is a multibranched fatty acid with reported retinoid X receptor (RXR) and peroxisome proliferator-activated… (More)
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2007
2007
Refsum disease is a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder characterized by accumulation of the dietary branched-chain fatty… (More)
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2006
2006
Phytanic acid (Phyt) increase is associated with the hereditary neurodegenerative Refsum disease. To elucidate the still unclear… (More)
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1999
1999
Branched-chain phytanic acid is metabolized in liver peroxisomes. Sterol carrier protein 2/sterol carrier protein x (SCP2/SCPx… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
The relationship between peroxisomal and mitochondrial oxidation of the methyl branched fatty acids, phytanic acid and pristanic… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Gene targeting in mice was used to investigate the unknown function of Scp2, encoding sterol carrier protein-2 (SCP2; a… (More)
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
Metabolic defects in phytanic acid catabolism have been shown to be connected with a number of human diseases which can lead to… (More)
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1987
1987
Phytanic acid accumulation has for more than 20 years been used as a diagnostic criterion of Refsum's disease. Recently, however… (More)
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1984
1984
The activity of phytanic acid oxidase is low in infantile and adult Refsum's disease, and in the cerebro-hepato-renal (Zellweger… (More)
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1984
1984
Four children each exhibiting a profound deficiency of phytanic acid oxidase activity in cultured skin fibroblasts but with very… (More)
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