15-Hydroxypentadecanoic acid15-Hydroxypentadecanoic acid
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15-Hydroxypentadecanoic acid

omega-Hydroxy C15:0 fatty acid

This odd numbered omega-hydroxy pentadecanoic acid is ideal as an internal standard for studies involving medium to longchain omega-hydroxy fatty acids.1 omega-Hydroxy C15:0 fatty acid and other omega-hydroxy fatty acids can be lactonized by certain enzymes into mono- and oligolactones.2 omega-Oxidation is a minor fatty acid pathway used for fatty acid metabolism and usually occurs in the smooth endoplasmic reticulum. Stimulation of omega-hydroxylation has been proposed as a method for treating X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, a disease that is characterized by elevated levels of very long chain fatty acids.3 omega-Hydroxy fatty acids have an important role while acylated to various lipids. omega- Hydroxylated very long chain fatty acid (VLCFA) ceramides are vital to skin barrier functions and a deficiency of these lipids can cause death from water loss through the skin. In atopic dermatitis, a common skin disease, there are considerable deficiencies of omega-hydroxy long chain fatty acids acylated to ceramides and this may contribute to the severely damaged permeability barrier found in this disease.4
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Additional Information

Property Value or Rating
Product Size 25 mg
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C15H30O3
CAS# 4617-33-8
Formula Weight 258.4
Solvent none
Source synthetic
Purity 98+%
Analytical Methods TLC, GC
Natural Source Synthetic
Melting Point 84-86°C
Solubility chloroform, ethanol, methanol
Physical Appearance A neat solid
Storage room temperature

1. M. Nakano, E. Kelly, and A. Rettie “Expression and Characterization of CYP4V2 as a Fatty Acid alpha-Hydroxylase” Drug Metabolism and Disposition, vol. 37 pp. 2119-2122, 2009 
2. U. Antczak et al. “Enzymatic lactonization of 15-hydroxypentadecanoic and 16-hydroxyhexadecanoic acids to macrocyclic lactones” Enzyme and Microbial Technology, vol. 13 pp. 589-593, 1991 
3. R. Sanders et al. “Omega-Oxidation of Very Long-Chain Fatty Acids in Human Liver Microsomes: Implications for X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy” Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 281 pp. 13180-13187, 2006 
4. O. Macheleidt, H. Kaiser, K. Sandhoff “Deficiency of epidermal protein-bound omega-hydroxyceramides in atopic dermatitis” J Invest Dermatol., vol. 119 pp. 166-173, 2002

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