Linoleic Acid and Epidermal Water Barrier

  • Harald S. Hansen


The (n−6)-fatty acids appear to be essential dietary components for mammals and birds (Holman, 1971; Mead and Fulco, 1976), whereas their nutritive importance in fish (Greene and Selvivonchick, 1987) and insect nutrition (de Renobales et al., 1987) are not yet clear. Some insects seem to be able to grow and develop without any polyunsaturated fatty acids’(Sohal et al., 1984; Rapport et al., 1984).


Linoleic Acid Stratum Corneum Essential Fatty Acid Lamellar Body Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency 
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  • Harald S. Hansen
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  1. 1.Biochemical LaboratoryRoyal Danish School of PharmacyCopenhagen ØDenmark

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