Palmitic acid

 
Mr = 256.39
C16H32O2

Name
Palmitic acid
CAS Registry ID
57-10-3
PubChem
985
Jmol
Description
Palmitic acid is a common dietary saturated fatty acid found in animals and plants, and is the first fatty acid produced during lipogenesis. It has been shown to be an agonist of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α (PPARα), a member of the PPAR subfamily of nuclear receptors.


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