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gamma-Linolenic Acid

"gamma-Linolenic Acid" 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.

An omega-6 fatty acid produced in the body as the delta 6-desaturase metabolite of linoleic acid. It is converted to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, a biosynthetic precursor of monoenoic prostaglandins such as PGE1. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "gamma-Linolenic Acid" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "gamma-Linolenic Acid" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 13 publications over 12 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1997
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.