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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
2013
Highly Cited
2013
Since activation of PPARγ is the main target for the antidiabetic effect of TZDs, especially when it heterodimerizes with RXR, we… Expand
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Review
2010
Review
2010
  • L. Hellgren
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 2010
  • Corpus ID: 32328810
Phytanic acid is a multibranched fatty acid with reported retinoid X receptor (RXR) and peroxisome proliferator-activated… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
  • M. Heim, J. Johnson, +4 authors Beat Flühmann
  • FASEB journal : official publication of the…
  • 2002
  • Corpus ID: 3020058
Phytanic acid, a metabolite of the chlorophyll molecule, is part of the human diet and is present in normal human serum at low… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Phytanic acid and pristanic acid are branched-chain fatty acids, present at micromolar concentrations in the plasma of healthy… Expand
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
We showed recently that a targeted null mutation in the murine sterol carrier protein 2-/sterol carrier protein x-gene (Scp2… Expand
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Branched-chain phytanic acid is metabolized in liver peroxisomes. Sterol carrier protein 2/sterol carrier protein x (SCP2/SCPx… Expand
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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Case 1 –A 22 year old woman with longstanding complex partial epilepsy started taking vigabatrin 2000 mg/day in addition to… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
Refsum disease is an autosomal-recessively inherited disorder characterized clinically by a tetrad of abnormalities: retinitis… Expand
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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… Expand
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