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A new delta 7-polyunsaturated fatty acid in Taxus spp. Seed lipids, dihomotaxoleic (7,11-20:2) acid.
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PMID:  11337989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A previously undescribed fatty acid, all-cis 7,11-20:2 (dihomotaxoleic acid, DHT), has been characterized by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry as being present (approximately 0.1%) in seed oils of two Taxaceae containing high levels (11-16%) of taxoleic acid (all-cis 5,9-18:2). This compound was absent from oils of 10 other conifer genera, as well as from one member of Taxaceae containing very low amounts of taxoleic acid, suggesting that DHT is a taxoleic acid elongation product.
F Destaillats; R L Wolff; P Angers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lipids     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0024-4201     ISO Abbreviation:  Lipids     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-07     Completed Date:  2001-09-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0060450     Medline TA:  Lipids     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Dairy Research Center (STELA), Université Laval, Sainte Foy, Québec, Canada G1K 7P4.
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MeSH Terms
Fatty Acids, Unsaturated / analysis*,  chemistry
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Plant Oils / analysis
Plants, Medicinal*
Seeds / chemistry*
Species Specificity
Taxus / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fatty Acids, Unsaturated; 0/Plant Oils; 0/dihomotaxoleic acid

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