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Lipidomics of essential fatty acids and oxygenated metabolites


Correspondence: Professor Michel Lagarde, UMR 1060 Inserm (CarMeN), Bldg Pasteur-IMBL, 20 Avenue A. Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne, INSA-Lyon, France


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Polyunsaturated fatty acids in mammals may be oxygenated into a myriad of bioactive products through di- and monooxygenases, products that are rapidly degraded to control their action. To evaluate the phenotypes of biological systems regarding this wide family of compounds, a lipidomics approach in function of time and compartments would be relevant. The current review takes into consideration most of the diverse oxygenated metabolites of essential fatty acids at large and their immediate degradation products. Their biological function and life span are considered. Overall, this is a fluxolipidomics approach that is emerging.