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What is nitro fatty acids?

  1. May 21, 2014 #1
    I read about a study that nitro fatty acids reduced blood pressure in mice and perhaps in humans. What is nitro fatty acids? Is it free radicals or antioxidants?

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  3. May 21, 2014 #2


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    Nitro fatty acids are fatty acids which contain a nitro (NO2) substituent. See http://lipidlibrary.aocs.org/Lipids/nitrofa/index.htm [Broken]
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