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Omega-6 fatty acid: Quiz


Question 1: ________ (20:4) is a physiologically significant n−6 fatty acid and is the precursor for prostaglandins and other physiologically active molecules.
Arachidonic acidLipoxinEicosanoidEicosapentaenoic acid

Question 2: ________ Rapid Responses to Hooper, et al.
The LancetPeer reviewBMJOpen access (publishing)

Question 3: The biological effects of the n−6 fatty acids are largely mediated by their conversion to n-6 ________ that bind to diverse receptors found in every tissue of the body.
Arachidonic acidEicosanoidLeukotrieneProstaglandin

Question 4: [11][12] Many of the anti-mania medications used to treat bipolar disorder work by targeting the ________ cascade in the brain.
Arachidonic acidEicosapentaenoic acidEicosanoidProstaglandin

Question 5: ________ (18:2, n−6), the shortest-chained n−6 fatty acid, is an essential fatty acid.
Linoleic acidButyric acidEicosapentaenoic acidArachidonic acid

Question 6: (See ________ for more information.)
Essential fatty acid interactionsArachidonic acidEicosanoidOmega-3 fatty acid

Question 7: [10] (See ________ for more information.) The LOX inhibitor medications often used to treat asthma, work by preventing the LOX enzyme from converting arachidonic acid into the leukotrienes.
CyclooxygenaseSqualene monooxygenaseTryptophan hydroxylase21-Hydroxylase

Question 8: [9] The COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitor medications, used to treat inflammation and pain, work by preventing the ________ enzymes from turning arachidonic acid into inflammatory compounds.
Tryptophan hydroxylaseSqualene monooxygenase21-HydroxylaseCyclooxygenase

Question 9: [7] Many of the medications used to treat and manage these conditions work by blocking the effects of the potent n−6 fat, ________.
Arachidonic acidEicosapentaenoic acidEicosanoidProstaglandin


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