Genome-Wide Association Study of Plasma N6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids within the CHARGE Consortium.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics (2014)

Keywords:

2014, June 2014, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

-Omega-6 (n6) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and their metabolites are involved in cell signaling, inflammation, clot formation, and other crucial biological processes. Genetic components, such as variants of fatty acid desaturase (FADS) genes, determine the composition of n6 PUFAs.