A Contribution to the Study of the Metabolism of Polyethylenic Fatty Acids; CONTRIBUTION A L'ETUDE DU METABOLISME DES ACIDES GRAS POLYETHYLENIQUES
- The metabolism of oleic, linoleic, and gamma -linolenic acids in rats deficient in the essential fatty acids was studied. The acids were labeled with C/sup 14/, and the degree of oxidation was determined by measuring the radioactivity of the exhaled carbon dioxide. The fatty acids were also isolated from the liver and the eviscerated animal to determine the possibility of the transformation of the ethylenic acids into saturated fatty acids. The results showed that the gamma -linolenic acid oxidized most rapidly and linoleic acid least rapidly. In rats without the fatty acid deficiency, no characteristic difference was found in the radioactivity of the exhaled and the body of the animals showed that the linoleic and gamma -linolenic acids are not transformed into stearic acid in the organism. The formation of stearic acid by the hydrogenation of oleic acid occurs only to a very limited extent. (J.S.R.)
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- U.S. Atomic Energy Commission depository collection.
- NSA number: NSA-13-006096
OSTI Identifier 4289769
Research organization: Univ. of Basel.
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