Gamma-linolenic acid, GLA

Category: Vitamins & Supplements

gamma-Linolenic acid or GLA (γ-linolenic acid) (INN: gamolenic acid) is a fatty acid found primarily in seed oils. When acting on GLA, arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase produces no leukotrienes and the conversion by the enzyme of arachidonic acid to leukotrienes is inhibited. Contents 1 Chemistry 2 History 3 Dietary sources 4 Source of eicosanoids 5 Topical use 6 Notes and references Chemistry GLA is categorized as an n−6 (also called ω−6 or omega-6) fatty acid, meaning... [wikipedia]

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