A dark side to omega-3 fatty acids

A dark side to omega-3 fatty acids

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07678-8

Authors: Keisuke Yanagida & Timothy Hla

The molecule 19,20-dihydroxydocosapentaenoic acid, formed by the metabolism of a fatty acid involved in normal brain function, promotes the development of a diabetes-associated form of blindness in a mouse model.

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