Docosahexaenoic Acid ethyl ester-d5 (DHA ethyl ester-d5) contains five deuterium atoms. It is intended for use as an internal standard for the quantification of DHA ethyl ester by GC- or LC-mass spectrometry. DHA ethyl ester is the stabilized ethyl ester form of the w-3 22:6 fatty acid. Dietary intake of DHA ethyl ester enhances maze-learning ability in old mice.{16512} In rats, dietary DHA ethyl ester increases plasma and erythrocyte membrane DHA levels without altering the content of the w-6 arachidonic acid.{16510} Dietary DHA ethyl ester increases fatty acid oxidation enzymes in rats and, in humans with peroxisomal disorders, improves vision, liver function, muscle tone, and social contact.{16514},{16511} The w-3 fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) competitively inhibits the metabolism of arachidonic acid by cyclooxygenase enzymes, suggesting that DHA ethyl ester may also directly modulate the actions of enzymes involved in fatty acid metabolism.{16250}
Specifications
Size
50 ug
Supplier
Cayman Chemical
Shipping & storage
Shipping condition
Dry Ice
Storage temperature
-20°C