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Compound Summary for: CID 5280933

gamma-Linolenic Acid

Also known as: GAMOLENIC ACID; Ligla; (Z,Z,Z)-6,9,12-Octadecatrienoic acid; (6Z,9Z,12Z)-octadeca-6,9,12-trienoic acid; CCRIS 7668
Molecular Formula: C18H30O2   Molecular Weight: 278.4296   InChIKey: VZCCETWTMQHEPK-QNEBEIHSSA-N
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)   From: MeSH
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