5(Z),8(Z),11(Z)-Eicosatrienoic Acid

Cayman Chemical Item Number 90190

Mead Acid (CAS 20590-32-3)

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Eicosatrienoic acid accumulates in the tissues of animals fed diets deficient in both ω-3 and ω-6 fatty acids. It can be converted to 3-series cysteinyl-leukotrienes but cannot serve as a COX substrate.1 The kidneys from essential fatty acid deficient rats are less immunogenic when transplanted, and the metabolites of eicosatrienoic acid are believed to play a role in altering the immune status of these organs.2

1. Lefkowith, J.B. Essential fatty acid deficiency: Probing the role of arachidonate in biology. Adv Prostaglandin Thromboxane Leukot Res 20 224-231 (1990).

2. Schreiner, G.F., Flye, W., Brunt, E., et al. Essential fatty acid depletion of renal allografts and prevention of rejection. Science 240 1032-1033 (1988).

  • Mead Acid
Formal Name 5Z,​8Z,​11Z-​eicosatrienoic acid
CAS Number 20590-32-3
Molecular Formula C20H34O2
Formula Weight 306.5
Formulation A solution in ethanol
Purity ≥98%
Stability 1 year
Storage -20°C
Shipping Wet ice in continental US; may vary elsewhere
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5(Z),8(Z),11(Z)-Eicosatrienoic Acid is available in the following screening library:

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5 mg $260.00 $0.00
10 mg $442.00 $0.00
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