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Arachidonic acid

CH—ch2—ch=ch—ch2—ch=ch—ch2—ch2— ch2—ch2—ch3

20:4 omega-6 n-6 delta-5,

-8, -

■11, -14

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)

HOOC—CH2—CH2—CH2—CH=CH—CH2—CH= CH—CH 2—CH=CH—CH2—CH=CH—CH2—CH= CH—CH2—CH3

20:5 omega-3 n-3 delta-5, -14, -17

-8, -

11,

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

hooc—ch2—ch2—ch=ch—ch2—ch=ch—ch2— ch=ch—ch2—ch=ch—ch2—ch=ch—ch2—CH=

CH—CH2—CH3

22:6 omega-3 n-3 delta-4, -13, -16, -19

-7, -

■10,

TABLE 26.2 Biological Activities Observed with the Eicosanoids

Substance

Observed Biological Activity

pgd2

Weak inhibitor of platelet aggregation

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