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Occurrence of novel nonmethylene-interrupted C24 polyenoic fatty acids in female gonad lipids of the limpet Cellana grata.

Research paper by Hideki H Kawashima, Masao M Ohnishi

Indexed on: 13 Oct '06Published on: 13 Oct '06Published in: Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry



Abstract

The occurrence of positional isomers of minor C(24) unsaturated fatty acids in female gonad lipids of the limpet Cellana grata was clarified by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry of the combination of their 4,4-dimethyloxazoline and picolinyl ester derivatives. In this study, in addition to 5,9-24:2, 9,15-24:2, 5,9,15-24:3, and 5,9,17-24:3, previously identified, 24:4n-6, 24:5n-3, and four novel nonmethylene-interrupted fatty acids, 9,17-24:2, 9,15,18-24:3, 5,9,15,18-24:4, and 5,9,15,18,21-24:5, were newly recognized. All C(24) unsaturated fatty acids detected were present only in triacylglycerols.