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Compound Summary for: CID 444899

Arachidonic Acid

Also known as: Immunocytophyte; 506-32-1; arachidonate; (5Z,8Z,11Z,14Z)-icosa-5,8,11,14-tetraenoic acid; cis-5,8,11,14-Eicosatetraenoic acid
Molecular Formula: C20H32O2   Molecular Weight: 304.46688   InChIKey: YZXBAPSDXZZRGB-DOFZRALJSA-N
An unsaturated, essential fatty acid. It is found in animal and human fat as well as in the liver, brain, and glandular organs, and is a constituent of animal phosphatides. It is formed by the synthesis from dietary linoleic acid and is a precursor in the biosynthesis of prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes.   From: MeSH
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