Comparison of Fatty Acid Distribution Between Mackerel and Human Serum
Triacylglycerols (TAGs) are a type of fat sometimes found in the blood stream. They are a major source of energy for the body, but in excess amounts they may increase the risk of atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke.
A triacylglycerol consists of an esterified glycerol bound to 3 fatty acids. There are many kinds of triacylglycerols due to the various distribution patterns of fatty acids. When it comes to the saturation or unsaturation of fatty acids, some are essential for good health and others are detrimental.
In this poster we look at screening through the 150 types of TAGs and fatty acids, including omega and saturated fatty acids found in human serum and food in a mere 10 minutes.
10 min LC-MSMS analysis of fatty acids in triacylglycerols to compare human serum and food
Triacylglycerols (TAGs) are a type of fat for the most found in fat tissue, but some circulate in the blood. They are a major source of energy for the body. But in excess amounts they may increase the risk to develop atherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke.