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TitleIdentification, isolation and characterization of tetracosapolyenoic acids in lipids of marine coelenterates
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsVysotskii, M.V., and Svetashev V.I.
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)/Lipids and Lipid Metabolism
Pagination161 - 165
Date Published1991
ISSN00052760 (ISSN)
KeywordsAnimal, article, Chromatography, Gas, Chromatography, Liquid, Cnidaria, Coelenterata, fatty acid, Fatty Acids, Fatty Acids, Unsaturated, Invertebrata, invertebrate, lipid, Lipids, Mass Fragmentography, nonhuman, priority journal, Spectrum Analysis, unsaturated fatty acid
AbstractSeveral tetracosapolyenoic acids (TPA) were detected in lipids of different marine coelenterates. Two of these acids were isolated and their structures were confirmed by chemical and spectral methods as all-cis-6,9,12,15,18-tetracosapentaenoic and all-cis-6,9,12,15,18,21-tetracosahexaenoic acid. Their distribution among lipids of a number of species of different classes of coelenterates from the northern and tropical seas, among neutral and polar lipids of these organisms was investigated. Significant quantities of TPA were found in all of the Octacorallia species studied. In some cases the sum of TPA reaches the level of 20% of total lipid fatty acids. The fatty acid composition of different coelenterates is also discussed. © 1991.

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