Docosahexaenoic acid

Cat. No. 3687

Docosahexaenoic acid C22H32O2 [6217-54-5]

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Alternative Name: DHA

Chemical Name: (4Z,7Z,10Z,13Z,16Z,19Z)-4,7,10,13,16,19-Docosahexaenoic acid

Biological Activity

Endogenous omega-3 fatty acid. Acts as a selective retinoid X receptor (RXR) agonist that displays no activity at RAR, thyroid hormone receptor or the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Activates all three RXR isoforms. Also shown to inhibit Aβ1-42 fibrillation and toxicity in vitro.

Technical Data

Soluble to 100 mM in DMSO and to 100 mM in ethanol
>98 %
Store at -20°C

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Hossain et al (2009) Mechanism of docosahexaenoic acid-induced inhibition of in vitro1-42 fibrillation and Aβ1-42-induced toxicity in SH-S5Y5 cells. J.Neurochem. 111 568. PMID: 19686246.

Zapata-Gonzalez et al (2008) Human dendritic cell activities are modulated by the omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid, mainly through PPARγ: RXR heterodimers: comparison with other polyunsaturated fatty acids. J.Leukoc.Biol. 84 1172. PMID: 18632990.

Mata de Urqunia et al (2000) Docosahexaenoic acid, a ligand for the retinoid X receptor in mouse brain. Science 290 2140. PMID: 11118147.

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