Linolenelaidic acid, 18:3 t, is a polyunsaturated trans fatty acid and the trans-isomer of Linolenic acid.
It belongs to the class of organic compounds known as linoleic acids and derivatives.
It's considered to be practically insoluble, in water and relatively neutral.
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trans-Isomer Of Linolenic Acid
18:3 t is called linolenelaidic acid or linolenelaidate.
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 ◳)
Linolenelaidic Acid And Inflammation
Linolenelaidic acid is known to be a pro-inflammatory agent.
As the relative proportion of the cis-isomer to the trans-isomer increases, anti-inflammatory activity increases.
Foods You Can Find Linolenelaidic Acid (18:3 t) In
You find Linolenelaidic Acid (18:3 t) mostly in dairy and egg, and sausage and luncheon meat products.
Examples of food sources include
- American Cheese
- Breakfast Beef Sausage
- Beef Frankfurter
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