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Intermediates in Synthesis Fatty acids are intermediates in the synthesis of other important compounds. Examples include: Phospholipids (in membranes). Eicosanoids, including prostaglandins and leucotrienes, which play a role in physiological regulation. Diseases Some diseases involve disturbances in fatty acid metabolism. These
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Unformatted text preview: include: • Diabetes mellitus • Specific disorders of fatty acid oxidation, such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Reye Syndrome, which might be related to a deficiency of medium chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase, an important enzyme of fatty acid oxidation....
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