pallida contain 2-methoxy-4-vinylphenol, benzophenone, squalene, myristic acid
, and some saturated hydrocarbons.
However, a study in healthy men demonstrated that an increase in intake of total saturated fatty acid (especially myristic acid
and palmitic) elevated the LDL-C level, mainly due to an increase in plasma levels of larger LDL particles while the level of smaller LDL particles was decreased .
(C14:0)###0.036+-0.028 a###0.028+-0.028 a###0.092+-0.028 a###0.082+-0.028 a###0.040+-0.028 a
Lauric and myristic acids
were detected as major fatty acids in a sponge Sigmadocia fibulatus, both of these compounds were found to possess antibacterial activity .
Fatty acids detected on oil samples were SFA: lauric acid (C12:0), myristic acid (C14:0), palmitic acid (C16:0), and stearic acid (C18:0); MUFA: palmitoleic acid (C19:1n9), oleic acid (C18:1), and eicosanoic acid (C20:1n-9); and PUFA: linoleic acid (C18:2n-6) and linolenic acid (C18:3n3).
Myristic acid, palmitic acid, and linolenic acid were also identified in representative quantities.
(C14) is used to detect defects in mediumchain FAO, such as medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.