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Genetic element (GENE)
published: 13 Mar 2018 last updated: 17 May 2021
delta 15-desaturase geneEN
omega 3 desaturaseEN
Protein coding sequence
Desaturases catalyze the introduction of double bonds between the carboxylic end of a molecule and a preexisting double bond to introduce further unsaturation into existing polyunsaturated fatty acids or make polyunsaturated fatty acids de novo in mammals deprived of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids.