Adrenic acid also called adrenate or 7, 10, 13, 16-docosatetraenoic acid is a member of class of compounds called very long chain fatty acids. Very long chain fatty acids are fatty acids having aliphatic tail containing at least 22 carbon atoms. Basically adrenic acid and weakly acidic compound. Adrenic acid could be found in blood as well as in human myelin tissue. Adrenic acid is located within cell located in cytoplasm, in the membrane and peroxisome. It is present in extracellular space. In humans, adrenic acid is involved in alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid metabolism. Docosatetraenoic acid entitles any straight chain 22:4 fatty acid. It is a naturally occurring polyunsaturated fatty acid composed through a 2 carbon chain elongation of arachidoic acid. It is one of the abundant fatty acids in early human brain. It is metabolized by cells into biologically active products such as dihomo-epoxyeicosatrienoic acids and dihomoprostaglandins. It is a prostacyclin inhibitor which is a potential prothrombotic agent.
|Food name||Weight (g)||Adrenic acid (g)|
|Chicken (drumsticks & thighs)||85||0.027|
|Chicken (broilers or fryers)||85||0.021|
|Pork sausage (microwaved)||30||0.016|