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DHGLADihomo-Gamma-Linolenic Acid (NIDDM predictor, medicine)
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For example, dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid is a metabolite of linoleic acid that is converted both to arachidonic acid (which promotes inflammation in some circumstances) and to prostaglandin El (which has anti-inflammatory activity).
The metabolism of dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid in man.
(9) DeIta-5-desaturase is the rate-limiting step in the conversion of dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) to arachidonic acid (AA).
Orally administered dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DHLA) is well absorbed in man; it appears in blood after ca.
GLA and dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) increased in serum lipids of subjects supplemented with 3.0 and 6.0 g/d; serum arachidonic acid increased in all subjects.
GLA is rapidly converted by the enzyme elongase to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) (O20:3n6).