PMID: 619975Jan 1, 1978Paper

The nutritional and metabolic impact of gamma-linolenic acid (18:3omega6) on cats deprived of animal lipid

The British Journal of Nutrition
T L Frankel, J P Rivers


1. The syndrome induced by depriving cats of animal lipid is partially cured by feeding 18:3omega6. This is associated with an increase in levels of 20:3omega6, but not 20:4omega6, in plasma phospholipids. 2. It is concluded that the cat lacks delta5 desaturase activity and has a dietary requirement for 18:3omega6 and possible 20:4omega6.


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