alkylglycerol

alkylglycerol

Fringe oncology
A compound esterified with a fatty acid. The most abundant source of alkylglycerols is shark liver oil; it also can be found in red blood cells (erythrocytes), bone marrow, liver, spleen and breast milk. Alkylglycerols, in particular butyl alcohol, stimulate haematopoiesis and the immune system.

While shark liver oil has been heavily promoted as a dietary supplement for preventing or for managing leukaemias and other malignancies, there is no supporting scientific evidence.
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Different molar ratios of alkylglycerol to phosphatidylcholine--10-to-1, 5-to-1, 2-to-1, 1-to-1 and 1-to-2--were evaluated.
Vitamin D3 binding protein required for in vitro activation of macrophages after alkylglycerol treatment of mouse peritoneal cells.
Golderer et al., "Identification of the gene encoding alkylglycerol monooxygenase defines a third class of tetrahydrobiopterin-dependent enzymes," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States ofAmerica, vol.