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Flashcards in Omega Fatty Acids in the Diet Deck (13):
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Oleic Acid

Omega-9 fatty acids

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Linoleic Acid

Omega-6 fatty acids

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LinolenicAcid

Omega-3 fatty acids

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Eicosapentenoic acid (EPA)

Type of omega-3 essential fatty acid

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Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

Type of omega-3 essential fatty acid

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What is the preferred substrate for delta 9 desaturation?

Stearic Acid

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General process of arachidonic acid synthesis

Desaturation and elongation of linoleic acid

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General process of EPA/DHA synthesis

Desaturation and elongation of linolenic acid

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Which lipid mediators to EPA and DHA help to make?

Resolvins and protectins

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What do resolvins and protectins do?

Act to resolve acute inflammation

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Where is DHA found in high concentrations?

retina and brain

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What is n-3 PUFA's effect on platelet aggregation?

Increases bleeding time by decreasing platelet aggregation

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TXA2 vs TXA3 on promoting platelet aggregation

TXA2 is a more potent platelet aggregator