The involvement of fatty acid-binding protein 5 in the blood-brain barrier transport of docosahexaenoic acid
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in PSWC, Melbourne (Australia)
- Type: Presentation
- By: PAN, Yijun (MONASH UNIVERSITY, PHARMACEUTICS, Parkville, Australia)
- Co-author(s): Porter, Christopher (MONASH UNIVERSITY, Parkville, Australia)
Scanlon, Martin (MONASH UNIVERSITY, Parkville, Australia)
Nicolazzo, Joseph (MONASH UNIVERSITY, Parkville, Australia)
Background Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid required for brain function. The brain has limited ability to synthesise DHA and therefore plasma-derived DHA must be transported across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Given the low aqueous solubility of DHA, an intracellular carrier protein may be essential to shuttle DHA across the .. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.