Poster #21: Charlotte Randolph – Synthesis of VLC-PUFAs Relating to Macular Degenerative Diseases

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Faculty mentor: Jon Rainier

Very Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (VLC-PUFAs) are non-dietary fatty acids that are more than 24 carbons long and include more than one double bond. The specific compound we are focusing on is 32:6 n-3: a 32-carbon molecule having 6 cis alkenes with the alkenes beginning at the omega 3 carbon position. These molecules are involved in the membrane structure of the retina and have been anecdotally linked to macular degeneration. 

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u1200224@utah.edu

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