Essential fatty acid deficiency symptoms include immune system depression and a general state of inflammatory inhibition. CP 24,879 is an inhibitor of arachidonic acid biosynthesis acting via the inhibition of Δ5/Δ6 desaturase.1 Mice injected with CP 24,879 at 3 mg/kg had a reduction of liver arachidonate content of approximately 50%. Murine mastocytoma cells treated with 5 µM CP 24,879 showed increased mead acid content and nearly complete ablation of leukotriene C4 synthesis, consistent with a desaturase inhibition-induced state of essential fatty acid deficiency.2
1Obukowicz, M.G., Raz, A., Pyla, P.D., et al. Identification and characterization of a novel Δ6/Δ5 fatty acid desaturase inhibitor as a potential anti-inflammatory agent. Biochem Pharmacol551045-1058(1998).
2Levin, G., Duffin, K.L., Obukowicz, M.G., et al. Differential metabolism of dihomo-γ-linolenic acid and arachidonic acid by cyclo-oxygenase-1 and cyclo-oxygenase-2: Implications for cellular synthesis of prostaglandin E1 and prostaglandin E2. Biochem J365489-496(2002).
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