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What Is cis-11,14-Eicosadienoic Acid?

cis-11,14-Eicosadienoic acid, 20:2 c, is a polyunsaturated cis fatty acid and a cis-isomer of Eicosadienoic acid 20:2.

cis-11,14-Eicosadienoic acid is produced by a delta-9 elongase enzyme from linoleic acid and can convert into dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, arachidonic acid, and a few other polyunsaturated fatty acids. It’s believed that cis-11,14-Eicosadienoic acid might be able to modulate the metabolism.

cis-Isomer Of Eicosadienoic Acid

20:2 c is the cis-isomer of Eicosadienoic acid 20:2. It’s also called cis-11,14-Eicosadienoic acid. (source 🗗)

Isomers are compounds with identical chemical formulas but different structures. The cis-isomer indicates that the functional groups are on the same side of the carbon chain, while the trans-isomer indicates that functional groups are on opposing sides of the carbon chain. (source 🗗)

An Essential Fatty Acid

cis-11,14-eicosadienoic acid which is considered as an essential fatty acid. (source 🗗)

It’s an unsaturated fatty acid that is found in breast milk. (source 🗗)

If you are interested in a list of foods where you can find this nutrient. Go to our nutrition tool and check out cis-11,14-Eicosadienoic acid

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