eicosapentaenoic acid

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n. Abbr. EPA
An omega-3 fatty acid, C20H30O2, found in cold-water fish and in certain algae.

[Greek eikosa-, twenty, from its twenty carbon atoms (from eikosi; see wīkm̥tī- in Indo-European roots) + -pentaene, having five double bonds (penta- + -ene) + -oic.]


1. eicosapentaenoic acid: an omega-3 fatty acid present in fish oils.
2. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Noun1.eicosapentaenoic acid - an omega-3 fatty acid with 20 carbon atoms; found in fish (especially tuna and bluefish)
omega-3, omega-3 fatty acid - a polyunsaturated fatty acid whose carbon chain has its first double valence bond three carbons from the beginning
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Two fatty acids, eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) decrease inflammation by modulating and influencing the cytokine production of T-cells.
Eicosapentanoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexanoic Acid (DHA) are associated with increased stress resilience6.
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Whilst there is a growing body of research suggesting long chain [omega]-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may reduce the proinflammatory state associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome, most studies investigating the anti-inflammatory effects have used varying combinations of eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docohexaenoic acid (DHA).
The percentage of DHA, Docosahexanoic acid (22: 6n-3) exceeded that of EPA, Eicosapentanoic acid (20: 5n-3) in all tissues of Wallago attu.
Fish oil is a major source of Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexanoic acid (DHA).
Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) are two omega-3 fatty acids that are synthesized from linolenic acid in humans.
Rvs are biosynthesized from omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) via cyclooxygenase-2/lipoxygenase (COX-2/LOX) pathways; Rvs are shown to dramatically reduce dermal inflammation, peritonitis, dendritic cell migration, and interleukin production.
Palmitic was the most abundant among saturated fatty acids (SFA); oleic was the most abundant among the mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA); and linoleic, eicosapentanoic acid (EPA), and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) were the most abundant among polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA).