eicosapentaenoic acid

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an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms

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The main omega-3 fatty acids in the central nervous system are eicosapentaenoate (EPA) and docosahexaenoate (DHA), and the main omega-6 fatty acid is arachidonic acid.
ions m/z 67, 88, and 101 for ethyl palmitate (E16:0), ethyl heptadecanoate (E17:0), ethyl stearate (E18:0), ethyl oleate (E18:1), and ethyl linoleate (E18:2); and ions m/z 79 and 91 for ethyl arachidonate (E20:4), ethyl eicosapentaenoate (E20:5), and ethyl docosahexaenoate (E22:o)].
The organ distribution of total radioactivity from the radiolabeled FAEEs 2 h after delivery into the stomach, for both radiolabeled ethyl oleate and radiolabeled ethyl eicosapentaenoate, indicated that the radioactivity was largely present in the gastrointestinal tract.