Unsaturated fatty acid: Metabolism, synthesis and gene regulation

  • Q Wu
  • T Liu
  • H Liu
  • G Zheng
Keywords: Unsaturated fatty, oleic acid, synthesis, gene regulation

Abstract

In both plants and animals, unsaturated fatty acids are considered to be essential membrane components. Also they play key roles in many cellular events. The synthesis and metabolism of unsaturated fatty acid are very complex processes, involving a variety of enzymes and regulated
pathways. Most recently, research has focused on identifying genes modulating unsaturated fatty acids and studying the metabolism and synthesis at both transcriptional and post-translational levels. The
key enzymes and regulated pathways involved in either the metabolism or the synthesis of fatty acid have been identified.
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