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Unsaturated Fatty Acid

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


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About the structure and biological function of UFA

Structure. Unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) belong to the group of fatty acids within the fatty acyls. Their structure consists of a hydrocarbon chain with a carboxylic head group. The hydrocarbon chain is unsaturated, it contains at least one double bond. Unsaturated fatty acids with multiple double bonds are termed polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Unsaturated fatty acids can be branched or linear.

Function. Unsaturated fatty acids are important components of the cell membrane as they help maintain membrane fluidity. They make up a high proportion of the fatty acids in natural lipids, and many animal species lack the capacity to synthesize all required UFAs – they rely on dietary intake. Comparatively high intake of unsaturated fatty acids has been claimed to positively impact health and lower the risk for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

UFA lipidomics analysis with

Structural detailsmolecular species
Variants identified > 10
Methodmass spectrometry
DeviceAgilent 1290 HPLC + 6495 Triplequad
Delivery time6 weeks
Lipidomics datapmol & mol%
Figuresin development


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