palmitic acid


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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

pal·mit·ic ac·id

(pal-mit'ik as'id)
A common saturated fatty acid in palm oil and olive oil.
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The differences in the structure of surface sterilized polyethylene and palmitic acid treated polyethylene incubated with the fungus were studied after 90 days.
In this study, ractopamine use altered the meat lipid profile to be healthier for consumers, especially due to increased linoleic acid and PUFA concentrations, and decreased lauric acid, myristic acid and palmitic acid concentrations, which are included in the AI and TI indexes.
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Human primary thyrocytes were washed with PBS and incubated with 1 [micro]M BODIPY[R] FL [C.sub.16] (Life Technologies), the fluorescently labeled palmitic acid analogue in 0.1% DMSO, pH 7.2 at 37[degrees]C for 5 minutes, 15 minutes, and 30 minutes, respectively.
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Levels of SFAs are mainly affected by palmitic acid ([C.sub.16:0]) and stearic acid ([C.sub.18:0]), and USFAs are related to the oleic acid ([C.sub.18:1]) content in beef [28].
Note that among the saturated fatty acids predominating in cupuacu seeds fat are stearic, arachidic e palmitic acids (Table 1).
In the same way pentadecane (C15:0) is obtained in high amount as radiation induced product of palmitic acid but due to the solvent interference as explained for stearic acid it cannot be used for radiolytic application studies.
There was a significant difference in the presence of saturated fatty acids, long-chain saturated fatty acids, palmitic acid, and palmitoleic acid, with higher levels at the time of diagnosis.
(3S)-cis-3,6-Dimethyl-1,4-dioxane-2,5-dione (lactide) (98%) (Purac), tin(II) 2-ethylhexanoate (stannous octoate) (95%) (Sigma Aldrich), sodium hydroxide, ethanol, zinc chloride, zinc nitrate, ammonium hydroxide, salicylic acid (Ecibra), aluminum chloride (Synth), and palmitic acid (Vetec) were of analytical grade and used as received.
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