• Arachidonic acid metabolic pathway
    Autoimmune diseases

    Arachidonic acid metabolism pathway

    Arachidonic acid metabolism Pathway Arachidonic acid is a polyunsaturated fatty acid with a chemical formula of C20H32O2, 20:4(ω-6). In this chemical formula, 20:4 refers to its 20 carbon atom chain with four Cis double bonds, while (ω-6) refers to the position of the first double bond from the last, omega carbon atom. The four double bonds of Arachidonic acid makes it susceptible to oxygenation, which leads to excessive number of metabolites of significant importance for the proper function of the immune system, promotion of allergies and inflammation, resolving of inflammation, mood, and appetite. Arachidonic acid is often referred to as Omega-6 fatty acids. It is usually present in phospholipids of cellular…