Biological Sciences: Brain Fatty Acid Elongation and Multiple Sclerosis

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ELONGATED fatty acids in the brain are of interest because they are thought to contribute to membrane stability and cohesiveness1,2. Using a technique similar to that described by Aeberhard and Menkes3, the developmental pattern of fatty acid elongation was assessed in the rat brain4.

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YATSU, F., Moss, S. Biological Sciences: Brain Fatty Acid Elongation and Multiple Sclerosis. Nature 227, 1132–1133 (1970) doi:10.1038/2271132a0

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