Long Chain Fatty Acid

We provide MS-based lipid analysis of LCFA fatty acyls in a variety of sample types and deliver results in eight or less weeks.

Details

Fatty Acyls
Lipid Category
Fatty Acids
Lipid Group

About the structure and biological function of LCFA

Structure. Long chain fatty acids (LCFA) belong to the group of fatty acids within the fatty acyls. Their structure consists of a hydrocarbon chain of thirteen to twenty-one carbon atoms and a carboxylic head group. The hydrocarbon chain of LCFAs can further contain multiple double bonds, and be branched or linear.

Function. The most abundant natural fatty acids belong to the long chain fatty acids. Commercially relevant seed oils and animals fats are rich in LCFAs. They are vital components of the animal diet, yet excess consumption has been linked to inflammation. Some proteolipids, proteins to which a lipid is bond, require specific long chain fatty acids to function properly, and the long chain fatty acid palmitic acid is the biosynthetic precursor of the sphingoid bases and thus all sphingolipids.

LCFA lipidomics analysis with
Lipotype

Structural detailsmolecular species
Variants identified > 25
Approachtargeted
Methodmass spectrometry
DeviceAgilent 1290 HPLC + 6495 Triplequad
Quantificationyes
Delivery time8 weeks
Lipidomics datapmol & mol%
Figuresin development

EXAMPLE STRUCTURE
LCFA

An example for the molecular structure of FA 18:0;0.

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