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en:arachidonic_acid [2013/06/09 10:10] (current)
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 +====== Arachidonic Acid (AA, 20:4) ======
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 +An unsaturated,​ essential fatty acid. It is found in animal and human fat as well as in the liver, brain, and glandular organs, and is a constituent of animal phosphatides. It is formed by the synthesis from dietary linoleic acid and is a precursor in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins,​ thromboxanes,​ and leukotrienes.
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 +{{pubchem>​l_template:​444899|Arachidonic Acid}}
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 +====== Links ======
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 +  *[[pathwaymap>​00590|Arachidonic acid metabolism]] - KEGG
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 +{{tag>​en:​Fatty_acids en:​Essential_fatty_acids}}