Arachidonic Acid

Arachidonic acid (AA, sometimes ARA) is a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid 20:4(ω-6). It is the counterpart to the saturated arachidic acid found in peanut oil, (L. arachis – peanut.)

Read more about Arachidonic Acid:  Chemistry, Biology, Essential Fatty Acid, Synthesis and Cascade, Dietary Arachidonic Acid and Inflammation, Health Effects of Arachidonic Acid Supplementation

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Health Effects of Arachidonic Acid Supplementation
... Arachidonic acid supplementation in daily dosages of 1,000–1,500 mg for 50 days has been well tolerated during several clinical studies, with no significant side effects reported ... Arachidonic acid supplementation of the diets of healthy adults appears to offer no toxicity or significant safety risk ... the health impact of dietary omega-6 fats, including arachidonic acid ...
Eicosanoid - Function and Pharmacology - The ω-3 and ω-6 Series
... and the diminished activity of the alternative products generated from ω-3 fatty acids serve as the foundation for explaining some of the beneficial effects of greater ω-3 intake ... Kevin Fritsche, Fatty Acids as Modulators of the Immune Response Arachidonic acid (AA 204 ω-6) sits at the head of the 'arachidonic acid cascade ... response, two other groups of dietary essential fatty acids form cascades that parallel and compete with the arachidonic acid cascade ...
Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase - Function
... They are produced when arachidonic acid is metabolized by cytochrome p450s (CYPs) ... These enzymes epoxidize the double bonds in arachidonic acid to form four regioisomers ... Arachidonic acid is also the precursor of the prostaglandins and the leukotrienes, which are produced by cyclooxygenases and lipoxygenases, respectively ...
Citicoline - Mechanism of Action - Neuroprotective Effects
... to its preservation of cardiolipin and sphingomyelin, preservation of arachidonic acid content of phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine, partial restoration ... Stimulating the synthesis of SAMe, which aids in membrane stabilization and reduces levels of arachidonic acid ... This is especially important after an ischemia, when arachidonic acid levels are elevated ...
Prostaglandin H2
... Prostaglandin H2, a type of prostaglandin derived from arachidonic acid,is a precursor for many other biologically significant molecules ... E2 Autacoids, unsaturated fatty acids Eicosanoids Precursor Arachidonic acid Prostanoids Prostaglandins (PG) and analogues Precursor H2 Active D/J D2 E/F E2 (Dinoprost ...