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From: Plasmalogens and Alzheimer’s disease: a review

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Chemical structures of Plasmalogens. R1 = palmitic acid (16:0) or stearic acid (18:0) or oleic acid (18:1). R2 = arachidonic acid (20:4) or docosahexaenoic acid (22:6) or oleic acid (18:1) or linoleic acid (18:2). When there is no double bond in the alkyl chain in the 1-position, the plasmalogens are referred to as alkyl plasmalogens, in contrast to when there is a double bond, as shown here, and they are referred to as alkenyl plasmalogens

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