lignoceric acid


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lignoceric acid

 [lig″no-ser´ik]
a saturated fatty acid found in wood tar, various cerebrosides, and in small amounts in most natural fats.

lig·no·cer·ic ac·id

(lig'nō-ser'ik as'id, -sēr'ik),
An acid present in one type of sphingolipid and in small amounts in triacylglycerols.

lignoceric acid

/lig·no·cer·ic ac·id/ (lig″no-sēr´ik) a saturated 24-carbon fatty acid occurring in sphingomyelin and as a minor constituent of many plant fats.

lignoceric acid

a saturated fatty acid found in wood tar, various cerebrosides, and in small amounts in most natural fats.
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Total long chain saturated fatty acids (%) (TLCF) = % Arachidic acid + % Behenic acid + % Lignoceric acid
Lignoceric acid is oxidized in the peroxisome: implications for the Zellweger cerebro-hepato-renal syndrome and adrenoleukodystrophy.
The ratios of lignoceric acid (C24:o) to behenic acid (C22:o) in dried blood spots on filter paper are shown in Fig.