9090310  Docosahexaenoic Acid ethyl ester

Cervonic Acid ethyl ester; DHA ethyl ester (CAS 1020718-25-5)




Fish oils in the diet have anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits due to an abundance of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).1 DHA is the most abundant ω-3 PUFA in neural tissues, especially in the retina and brain. DHA ethyl ester is the stabilized ethyl ester form of the ω-3 22:6 fatty acid. Dietary intake of DHA ethyl ester enhances maze-learning ability in old mice.2 In rats, dietary DHA ethyl ester increases plasma and erythrocyte membrane DHA levels without altering the content of the ω-6 arachidonic acid.3 Dietary DHA ethyl ester increases fatty acid oxidation enzymes in rats4 and, in humans with peroxisomal disorders, improves vision, liver function, muscle tone, and social contact.5 The ω-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) competitively inhibits the metabolism of arachidonic acid by cyclooxygenase enzymes,6 suggesting that DHA ethyl ester may also directly modulate the actions of enzymes involved in fatty acid metabolism.
1  von Schacky, C. A review of omega-3 ethyl esters for cardiovascular prevention and treatment of increased blood triglyceride levels. Vasc Health Risk Manag 2(3) 251-262 (2006).
2  Lim, S., and Suzuki, H. Intakes of dietary docosahexaenoic acid ethyl ester and egg phosphatidylcholine improve maze-learning ability in young and old mice. J Nutr 130 1629-1632 (2000).
3  Valenzuela, A., Valenzuela, V., Sanhueza, J., et al. Effects of supplementation with docosahexaenoic acid ethyl ester and sn-2 docosahexaenyl monoacylglyceride on plasma and erythrocyte fatty acids in rats. Ann Nutr Metab 49 49-53 (2005).
4  Hong, D.D., Takahashi, Y., Kushiro, M., et al. Divergent effects of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid ethyl esters, and fish oil on hepatic fatty acid oxidation in the rat. Biochim Biophys Acta 1635 29-36 (2003).
5  Martinez, M., Vázquez, E., García-Silva, M.T., et al. Therapeutic effects of docosahexaenoic acid ethyl ester in patients with generalized peroxisomal disorders. Am J Clin Nutr 71 376S-385S (2000).
6  Wada, M., DeLong, C.J., Hong, Y.H., et al. Enzymes and receptors of prostaglandin pathways with arachidonic acid-derived versus eicosapentaenoic acid-derived substrates and products. J Biol Chem 282(31) 22254-22266 (2007).

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