Long-term supplementation of docosahexaenoic acid-rich, eicosapentaenoic acid-free microalgal oil in n-3 fatty acid-deficient rat pups

Fumiko Kimura, Shiho Ito, Yasushi Endo, Nobushige Doisaki, Tsuyoshi Koriyama, Teruo Miyazawa, Kenshiro Fujimoto

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Abstract

Rat pups deficient in n-3 fatty acids received an oral administration of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)-rich, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)-free microalgal oil (DMO) or fish oil (FO). DMO administration almost restored liver EPA to the level of the control diet-fed dam's pups, but FO administration did not. This suggests that EPA could be recovered in the liver, even though EPA-free DMO was supplemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)608-610
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume72
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Fish oil
  • Infant
  • Microalgal oil
  • Rat
  • n-3 fatty acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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