Docosatetraenoic acid designates any straight chain 22:4 fatty acid.
- See essential fatty acid#Nomenclature for nomenclature.
One isomer is of particular interest
- all-cis-7,10,13,16-docosatetraenoic acid is an ω-6 fatty acid with the trivial name adrenic acid. This is a naturally occurring polyunsaturated fatty acid formed through a 2-carbon chain elongation of arachidonic acid. It is one of the most abundant fatty acids in the early human brain.
- Martinez M (1992). "Tissue levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids during early human development". J Pediatr. 120 (4 Pt 2): S129–38. PMID 1532827.
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