Linoleic acid


Telfairic acid, 9-cis,12-cis-Linoleic acid, cis-9,cis-12-Octadecadienoic acid
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n20/D 1.466 (lit.)


229-230 °C/16 mmHg (lit.)


−5 °C (lit.)


0.902 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Linoleic acid increases cell proliferation and gene expression of PPARα and its target genes such as acyl-CoA oxidase in primary duck hepatocytes .

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Antonius H M Terpstra
The American journal of clinical nutrition, 79(3), 352-361 (2004-02-27)
Studies in mice have indicated that feeding diets containing 0.5-1% conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) considerably reduces body fat. These findings have attracted much interest because of the potential use of CLA as a tool to promote weight loss in humans....
Christopher E Ramsden et al.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 346, e8707-e8707 (2013-02-07)
To evaluate the effectiveness of replacing dietary saturated fat with omega 6 linoleic acid, for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease and death. Evaluation of recovered data from the Sydney Diet Heart Study, a single blinded, parallel group, randomized...
P Monica Lind et al.
Environment international, 55, 1-8 (2013-03-05)
Environmental contaminants have previously been linked to components of the Metabolic Syndrome (MetS). However, exposure to environmental contaminants is in part determined by various lifestyle factors. Using an "Environmental Wide Association Study" (ELWAS) integrating environmental contaminants and lifestyle factors, we...
Leanne Hodson et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 144(1), 33-41 (2013-11-15)
Erythrocytes, compared with plasma, are considered more robust markers of n-3 (ω-3) polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) intake, because dietary-induced change in fatty acid (FA) composition takes longer to complete. The extent to which this applies to intakes of saturated fatty...
Kathrine B Christensen et al.
Journal of natural products, 72(5), 933-937 (2009-04-21)
Thiazolidinediones are insulin sensitizing drugs that target the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) gamma. An n-hexane extract of the flowers of Echinacea purpurea was found to activate PPARgamma without stimulating adipocyte differentiation. Bioassay-guided fractionations yielded five alkamides, of which one was...

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