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Editors: Gerard G. Dumancas, Befrika S. Murdianti, Edralin A. Lucas (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA )
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Arachidonic acid (AA) is an ù-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid found in the phospholipids of the membranes of the human body’s cells, and is abundant in the brain, muscles, and liver. This fatty acid is particularly obtained from meat products including chicken, beef, pork, and fishes. An interesting source of AA is through its accumulation in a green microalga, Myrmecia incisa, enhanced by nitrogen starvation. The general functions of AA and its metabolites including its association with coronary heart disease, oxidative stress and cancer, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and its endocrine response to stress are also discussed. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Chapter 1 - Accumulation of Arachidonic Acid in a Green Microalga, Myrmecia Incisa, H4301, Enhanced by Nitrogen Starvation and its Molecular Regulation Mechanisms (pp. 1-20)
Authors / Editors: (Long-Ling Ouyang, Hui Li, Fan Liu, Mu Tong, Shui-Yan Yu, and Zhi-Gang Zhou)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 2 - Arachidonic Acid Food Sources and Recommendation for the Vegetarian (pp.21-32)
Authors / Editors: (Randall D. Maples)

Chapter 3 - Effects of Dietary Arachidonic Acid on Cardiovascular Disease (pp.33-50)
Authors / Editors: (Dipti Mangal, Cornelius E. Uboh, and Lawrence R. Soma)

Chapter 4 - Influence of Arachidonic Acid on the Endocrine Response to Stress (pp.51-62)
Authors / Editors: (Amy Tse, Andy K. Lee and Frederick W. Tse)

Chapter 5 - Control of Arachidonic Acid Levels by Ceramide 1-Phosphate and its Impact in Cell Biology (pp.63-74)
Authors / Editors: (Antonio Gómez-Muñoz, Miguel Trueba, Patricia Gangoiti, Lide Arana, Io-Guané Rivera, Marta Ordoñez and Alberto Ouro)

Chapter 6 - Arachidonic Acid, Oxidative Stress and Cancer (pp. 75-90)
Authors / Editors: (Mohammed El Hafidi, Vianey Nava Agilar, Angélica Ruiz Ramírez)

Chapter 7 - Arachidonic Acid and Coronary Artery Disease (pp.91-114)
Authors / Editors: (Masayuki Ueeda and Shozo Kusachi)
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Chapter 8 - Arachidonic Acid, Metabolic Syndrome and Alternative Therapeutic Agents (pp.115-132)
Authors / Editors: (Guadalupe Baños, Roxana Carbó, and Israel Pérez-Torres)

Chapter 9 - Participation of Arachidonic Acid and its Metabolites in Insulin Resistance (pp.133-160)
Authors / Editors: (I. Pérez-Torres and G. Baños)

Chapter 10 - Long-Term Supplemental Arachidonic Acid Preserves Hippocampal Cognitive Function (pp.161-188)
Authors / Editors: (Manabu Sakakibara)

Chapter 11 - Arachidonic Acid and Brain Development: Implications in the Offspring of Diabetic Pregnant Women (pp.189-222)
Authors / Editors: (Jinping Zhao and Hope A. Weiler)

Chapter 12 - Arachidonic Acid and Renal Function (pp.223-236)
Authors / Editors: (Gerard G. Dumancas, Befrika S. Murdianti, and Edralin A. Lucas)

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      Biochemistry Research Trends
      Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012- December
   Pages: 67, 7 x 10 (NBC - C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62257-481-0
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