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Fatty acid composition of the edible sea cucumber Athyonidium chilensis.
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PMID:  22583008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The edible sea cucumber Athyonidium chilensis is a fishery resource of high commercial value in Chile, but no information on its lipid and fatty acid composition has been previously reported. Phospholipids were the major lipid contents of the ethanolic extracts of tubules, internal organs and body wall of A. chilensis. Saturated fatty acids predominated in tubule phospholipids (40.69%), while in internal organs and body wall phospholipids, the monounsaturated fatty acids were in higher amounts (41.99% and 37.94%, respectively). The main polyunsaturated fatty acids in phospholipids were C20 : 2ω-6, arachidonic (C20 : 4ω-6) and eicosapentaenoic (C20 : 5ω-3) acids. These results demonstrate for the first time that A. chilensis is a valuable food for human consumption in terms of fatty acids.
Valeria P Careaga; Claudia Muniain; Martas S Maier
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-15
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Title:  Natural product research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1478-6427     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101167924     Medline TA:  Nat Prod Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de Química Orgánica , UMYMFOR (CONICET - UBA), Pabellón 2, Ciudad Universitaria , 1428 Buenos Aires , Argentina.
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