|Scientific Name||CAS Registry No.|
|Molecular Name||Common Name|
|C20 H34 O2||mead acid|
|(Z,Z,Z)-5,8,11-Eicosatrienoic acid; all-cis-5,8,11-eicosatrienoic acid|
The elongation and desaturation product of oleic acid (18:1n9). Mead acid is the only polyunsaturated fatty acid of note produced de novo by animals.
|Enriched in connective and other poorly vascularized tissues.||Rare in all lipid classes, accumulates in all lipid classes under conditions of essential fatty acid deficiency.|
|Bioactive Products||Dietary Sources|
|Fish oils; phosphatides of liver and kidneys of land animals and of brain.|