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1VCOM Fatty acids

Biochem 45

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Carbon to double bond ratio: Lauric acid 12:0
Carbon to double bond ratio: Myristic acid 14:0
Carbon to double bond ratio: Palmitic acid 16:0
Stearic acid 18:0
Arachidic acid 20:0
Behenic acid 22:0
Lignoceric acid 24:0
Mneumonic for remembering the saturated farry acids carbon # Laughing Myrtle Palpated Steven Around Ben's Light Lauric 12, myristic 14, Palmitic 16, Stearic 18, Arachonic 20, behenic 22, lignoceric 24
Carbon to double bond ratio: Palmitoleic acid 16:1
Carbon to double bond ratio: Oleic acid 18:1
Carbon to double bond ratio: Linoleic acid 18:2
Linoleic acid is essential FA for Arachidonic acid
Carbon to double bond ratio: alpha linolenic acid 18:3
Alpha linolenic essential for EPA which makes DHA
lambda linolenic acid 18:3
arachidonic acid 20:4
Nervonic acid 24:1
-ic acids= what? Saturated or unsaturated saturated, 0 double bonds (not leic/lenic,) Excludes Arachidonic acid 20:4 and nervonic acid 24:1
leic unsaturated 1 or more double bond
Created by: VCOM2013