17. Essential Fatty Acids: Biochemistry and Physiology

  1. Undurti N. Das MD, PhD, FAMS President CEO Editor-in-Chief1,2

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780813820637.ch17

Metabolic Syndrome Pathophysiology: The Role of Essential Fatty Acids

Metabolic Syndrome Pathophysiology: The Role of Essential Fatty Acids

How to Cite

Das, U. N. (2010) Essential Fatty Acids: Biochemistry and Physiology, in Metabolic Syndrome Pathophysiology: The Role of Essential Fatty Acids, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780813820637.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    UND Life Sciences, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    Lipids in Health and Disease, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813815534

Online ISBN: 9780813820637

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Keywords:

  • essential fatty acids - biochemistry and physiology;
  • Essential fatty acids (EFAs) - in cell membranes, role in membrane fluidity maintenance;
  • EFAs, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs);
  • EFAs/PUFAs role - collagen vascular diseases, hypertension and diabetes mellitus;
  • EFAs metabolism modulators;
  • PUFAs, gene expression regulation in tissues;
  • PUFAs in SREBP system regulation;
  • actions of EFAs and metabolites;
  • PUFAs - antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic actions;
  • lipoxins, resolvins, neuroprotectin D1 (protectins), and maresins

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Metabolism of EFAs

  • Dietary Sources of EFAs

  • Modulators of Metabolism of EFAs

  • PUFAs and SREBPs

  • Cholesterol, Saturated Fats, and Trans-fats Interfere with the Activity of Δ6 and Δ5 Desaturases

  • Actions of EFAs and Their Metabolites

  • Brief Description of Formation of Lipoxins, Resolvins, Neuroprotectin D1 (Protectins), and Maresins

  • Nitrolipids

  • References