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palmitic acid

 [pal-mit´ik]
a saturated fatty acid from animal and vegetable fats.

pal·mit·ic ac·id

(pal-mit'ik as'id),
A common 16-carbon saturated fatty acid occurring in palm oil and olive oil as well as many other fats and waxes; the end product of mammalian fatty acid synthase; CH3(CH2)14COOH.
Synonym(s): hexadecanoic acid

palmitic acid

/pal·mit·ic ac·id/ (pal-mit´ik) a 16-carbon saturated fatty acid found in most fats and oils, particularly associated with stearic acid; one of the most prevalent saturated fatty acids in body lipids.

pal·mit·ic ac·id

(pal-mit'ik as'id)
A common saturated fatty acid in palm oil and olive oil.

palmitic acid

a 16-carbon saturated fatty acid from animal and 16-carbon vegetable fats.
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In regard to saturated FA species such as palmitic acid, there is evidence that they participate in the synthesis of ceramides, a lipid signaling molecule that is well known to induce apoptosis and cell death [104].
Glucose and palmitic acid induce degeneration of myofibrils and modulate apoptosis in rat adult cardiomyocytes," Diabetes, vol.
10 (c) C4:0 butyric acid, C16:0 palmitic acid, C16:1 palmitoleic acid C18:0 stearic acid, C18:1 oleic acid, C18:2 linoleic acid, C18:3 [alpha]-linolenic acid, C20:0 arachidic acid, C20:5 n3 cis-5, 8, 11, 14, 17-eicosapentaenoic acid.
It was showed that average the highest oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid and linoelaidic acid contents in investigated hazelnut varieties changed from 79.
After oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid and linolaidic acid contents were followed as 8.
The methanol extract of this mushroom yielded a fatty acid fraction (FAF), along with palmitic acid (1), ergosterol (2), 5,8-epidioxy-ergosta-6,22-dien-3[beta]-ol (3), mannitol (4) and trehalose (5).
Therefore, the stearic acid content of cocoa butter serves to modify what would otherwise be the cholesterol-raising effects of the palmitic acid found in cocoa butter.
It can be noted (Table 3) that pequi pulp oil obtained in this work presented a higher proportion of palmitic acid (C16:0) and a smaller proportion of oleic acid (C18:1) than reported data.
The sum of three fatty acids oleic, linoleic and palmitic acid constitute 89.
Dietary palmitic acid results in lower serum cholesterol than does a lauric-myristic acid combination in normolipemic humans.