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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Review Article

Year: 2015

Authors: Arnold, W; Giroud, S; Valencak, TG; Ruf, T

Title: Ecophysiology of omega Fatty acids: a lid for every jar.

Source: Physiology (Bethesda). 2015; 30(3):232-240

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Arnold Walter
Giroud Sylvain
Ruf Thomas
Valencak Teresa

Vetmed Research Units
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology
Institute of Physiology, Pathohysiology and Biophysics, Unit of Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Experimental Endocrinology

Omega fatty acids affect various physiological functions, such as locomotion, cardiac function, and thermogenesis. We highlight evidence from animal models that points to pathways by which specific omega fatty acids exert differential effects. We suggest that optimizing the omega fatty acid composition of tissues involves trade-offs between costs and benefits of specific fatty acids.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Cell Membrane/metabolism
Energy Metabolism*
Fatty Acids, Omega-6/administration & dosage
Fatty Acids, Omega-6/metabolism*
Muscle, Skeletal/metabolism
Signal Transduction*

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