• Authors: Rioux, V., Pedrono, F., Blanchard, H., Duby, C., Boulier-Monthean, N., Bernard, L., Beauchamp, E., Catheline, D., Legrand, P.
  • Year: 2013
  • Journal: J Lipid Res
  • Applications: in vitro / DNA / jetPEI-Hepatocyte
  • Cell type: Hep G2
    Description: Human hepatocarcinoma cells


Fatty acid desaturases play critical roles in regulating the biosynthesis of unsaturated fatty acids in all biological kingdoms. As opposed to plants, mammals are so far characterized by the absence of desaturases introducing additional double bonds at the methyl-end site of fatty acids. However, the function of the mammalian fatty acid desaturase 3 (FADS3) gene remains unknown. This gene is located within the FADS cluster and presents a high nucleotide sequence homology with FADS1 (