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Fatty Acids: Biochemistry and Behaviour

By: S Yebuda

Humana Press

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #57274 | ISBN: 0896033651
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Internationally eminent scientists illuminate the most important scientific aspects of essential fatty acids (EFAs) - from their biochemistry to their physiological consequences in both health and illness. The distinguished contributors integrate a wide range of topics, including the basic biochemistry of EFAs and lipid metabolism, the role of EFAs in the neuronal membrane, the effects of EFAs and lipids in various diseases, and the effects of normal levels and EFA deficiencies on cognition and behavior. The book's consolidation of our knowledge of the biology and metabolism of the EFAs lays the groundwork for dramatic advances in our understanding of these ubiquitous biochemicals and their role in health and illness.


Part I: Biochemical Properties. Permeability of the Blood-Brain Barrier to Circulating Free Fatty Acids William A. Banks Abba J. Kastin and Stanley I. Rapoport. Fatty Acid Metabolism in Brain in Relation to Development Membrane Structure and Signaling M. Thomas Clandinin and Jacqueline Jumpsen. Abnormalities in Essential Fatty Acid Status in Alcoholism Norman Salem Jr. and Nils Urban Olsson. The Biological Properties of Oleic Acid Elliot M. Berry. n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Human Cytokine Synthesis Gunther Hartmann and Stefan Endres. Fatty Acid Regulation of Endocrine Activity Eric P. Widmaier. Part II: Physiology and Health. w3 and w6 Essential Fatty Acid Status in Human Health and Disease Ralph T. Holman. Visual Function and the Essentiality of a- Linolenic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid in Human Infants Eileen E. Birch David Birch and Ricardo Uauy. Neural Function Following Dietary n-3 Fatty Acid Depletion Andrew J. Sinclair Harrison S. Weisinger and Algis J. Vingrys. Polyunsaturated Fats and Learning: Old Data New Questions Donald V. Coscina. Fatty Acids Phospholipids and Schizophrenia David F. Horrobin. The Seizing Brain: Phospholipolysis Oxygen Delivery and Electrical Activity Francesco Visioli. Arachidonic Acid Neurotrauma and Neurodegenerative Diseases Akhlaq A. Farooqui Thad A. Rosenberger and Lloyd A. Horrocks. Part III: Learning Cognition and Complex Behavior. Essential Fatty Acids and Behavior: Is There a Role for the Eicosanoids? Patricia E. Wainwright. Oral and Postingestive Controls of Fat Intake Danielle Greenberg and Gerard P. Smith. Physiological Role of Fatty Acids in Infancy: Effect of Dietary Fat on Brain Fatty Acids and Learning Ability in Infancy Akie Yonekubo. Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency and Behavior: A Critical Review and Directions for Future Research Sydney Reisbick and Martha Neuringer. Effects of Essential Fatty Acid Preparation (SR-3) on Brain Lipids Biochemistry and Behavioral and Cognitive Functions Shlomo Yehuda Sharon Rabinovitz and David I. Mostofsky. Index.

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