Linolenic acid belongs to the class of omega-3 fatty acids. A polyunsaturated essential fatty acid.
An 18 carbon polyunsaturated essential fatty acid, has been found to exert in vitro anti-inflammatory effects in murine intestine. Mechanistic studies suggest that this compound decreases TNFα (tumor necrosis factor-α) secretion levels as well as NF-κB activation. Additionally, ALA has been noted to be a reactive oxygen species scavenger that temporarily improves cell proliferation. Further experiments report that an increase in ALA levels seems to be correlated inversely with plasma IL-6 (interleukin-6) soluble receptor levels.
Purity: 45 - 65%
Product Type: Biochemicals
Density: 0.916 at 20°C (water = 1)(Lit.)
Vapor Pressure: Very low 0.05 mm Hg (7 Pa) at 125°C (257°F)(Lit.)
Presentation: Clear Colorless Liquid
Detection Method: FTIR
Storage & Handling: -20°C