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Title: Gas Chromatography results interpretation: absolute amounts versus relative percentages
Other Titles: Gas Chromatography - Biochemicals, Narcotics and Essential Oils
Authors: Hon, Gloudina Mary 
Abel, Stefan 
Smuts, CM 
Van Jaarsveld, Paul 
Hassan, Mogamat Shafick 
van Rensburg, Susan Janse 
Erasmus, Rajiv T 
Matsha, Tandi Edith 
Keywords: Gas Chromatography;Absolute Amounts;Relative Percentages;Fatty acid functions;Cell membrane fluidity
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Intech Open
Source: Hon, G. M., Abel, S., Smuts, C. M. et al. 2012. Gas Chromatography results interpretation: absolute amounts versus relative percentages. (In: Gas Chromatography - Biochemicals, Narcotics and Essential Oils, Dr. Bekir Salih, (Ed.). IntechOpen. [http://doi.org/10.5772/32458]
Abstract: Impaired fatty acid metabolism has been implied in a number of diseased states such as multiple sclerosis, sudden cardiac death, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis and hypertension (Blaak, 2003; Oram & Bornfeldt, 2004; Pilz et al., 2007; Sarafidis & Bakris, 2007; Hon et al., 2009a, 2009b). The fatty acid status may be assessed in plasma, platelets, red blood cells, white blood cells and brain tissue (Zamaria, 2004, Hon et al., 2009a). However, the plasma fatty acid profile may vary considerably, whereas red blood cell membrane fatty acids are said to reflect dietary fat intake in relation to the biological half life of cells (Romon et al., 1995; Zamaria, 2004). Furthermore, red blood cell membranes, in contrast to other cells, lack the desaturase enzymes and must get their fatty acids preformed from plasma (Allen et al., 2006). Fatty acids may be saturated, monounsaturated (the n-7 and n-9 fatty acid series) or polyunsaturated (the n-3 and n-6 fatty acid series) and membrane fatty acids may further be non-esterified or esterified into glycerophospholipids (Koay & Walmsley, 1999).
Description: Book Chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/7517
ISBN: 978-953-51-0295-3
978-953-51-4977-4
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5772/32458
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