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Docosapentaenoic acid designates any straight chain 22:5 fatty acid. Two isomers are of particular interest

all-cis-7,10,13,16,19-docosapentaenoic acid is an ω-3 fatty acid with the trivial name clupanodonic acid, commonly called DPA. It is an intermediary between eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5 ω-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 ω-3). Seal oil is a rich source.

all-cis-4,7,10,13,16-docosapentaenoic acid is an ω-6 fatty acid with the trivial name Osbond acid. It is formed by an elongation and desaturation of arachidonic acid 20:4 ω-6. In mammals, clupanodonic acid deficiency is accompanied by an increase of this isomer; the Osbond/DHA ratio is thus a marker of dietary DHA sufficiency Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Wikipedia

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Docosapentaenate (C22:5w6)
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
Created On
Construct for LOINC Short Name
Docosapentaenate w6

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Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 二十二碳四烯酸 w6
Synonyms: C22:5w6;DPA;二十二碳四烯酸;二十二碳四烯酸(Docosapentaenic acid,DPA);二十二碳四烯酸, C22:5w6
fr-CA French (Canada) Acide docosapentaénoïque w6
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Docosatetraenoato (C22:5w6)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Docosapentaenate w6
Synonyms: Docosapentaenate (C22:5w6)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Dokozapentaenat w6
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Докозапентаенат w6
Synonyms: Докозапентаенат (C22:5w6)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) docosapentaenaat w6
fr-BE French (Belgium) Acide docosapentaénoïque w6