Mead Acid

Mead acid is an omega-9 fatty acid, first characterized by James F. Mead. Like some other omega-9 polyunsaturated fatty acids animals can make Mead acid de novo. Its elevated presence in the blood is an indication of essential fatty acid deficiency. Mead acid is found in large quantities in cartilage.

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Mead Acid - Role in Inflammation
... processes through oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids ... the formation of Prostaglandin H2 from arachidonic acid which is very similar in structure to mead acid ... When physiological levels of arachidonic acid are low, other unsaturated fatty acids including mead and linoleic acid are oxidized by COX ...

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