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Delta-5 Fatty Acid Desaturase MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Delta-5 Fatty Acid Desaturase
Tree Number(s)
D08.811.682.690.708.392.390
Unique ID
D000090943
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000090943
Scope Note
A fatty acid desaturase that is a rate-limiting enzyme for the conversion from dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid and EICOSATETRAENOATE (ETA) in the synthesis of ARACHIDONIC ACID and EICOSAPENTAENOATE (EPA). It is also involved in the biosynthesis of unsaturated fatty acids from the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), LINOLEIC ACID (LA), and ALPHA LINOLENIC ACID (ALA) precursors and plays an important role in the metabolism of inflammatory lipids including PROSTAGLANDIN E2.
Entry Term(s)
Delta 5 Desaturase
Delta-5-FADase
Fatty Acid Delta-5-Desaturase
Registry Number
0
Related Numbers
EC 1.14.19.3
EC 1.14.99.-
Public MeSH Note
2022; DELTA-5 FATTY ACID DESATURASE was indexed under FATTY ACID DESATURASES 1982-2021
History Note
2022 (1981)
Date Established
2022/01/01
Date of Entry
2021/07/09
Revision Date
2021/06/28
Delta-5 Fatty Acid Desaturase Preferred
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