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en:gamma-linolenic_acid [2013/01/31 14:38] (current)
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 +====== ω-Linolenic Acid (GLA, 18:3) ======
 +An omega-6 fatty acid produced in the body as the delta 6-desaturase metabolite of linoleic acid. It is converted to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, a biosynthetic precursor of monoenoic prostaglandins such as PGE1. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
 +{{pubchem>​l_template:​5280933|ω-Linolenic Acid}}
 +{{tag>​en:​Fatty_acids en:​Essential_fatty_acids}}