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Trans Fatty Acids

"Trans Fatty Acids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS that contain at least one double bond in the trans configuration, which results in a greater bond angle than the cis configuration. This results in a more extended fatty acid chain similar to SATURATED FATTY ACIDS, with closer packing and reduced fluidity. HYDROGENATION of unsaturated fatty acids increases the trans content.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Trans Fatty Acids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Trans Fatty Acids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 74 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2013
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