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Methyl hexadecenoate (cis-9)

Methyl palmitoleate; C16:1 (cis-9) Methyl ester

This methyl ester of palmitoleic acid is ideal as a standard for gas chromatography. Palmitoleic acid is often found as a component of human adipose tissues, esterified to glycerol. It is synthesized from palmitic acid by the enzyme delta-9- desaturase. It can therefore be an indicator of de novo fatty acid synthesis. It has been reported that there is a consistant positive association which changes in inflammatory markers and palmitoleic acid. Hypercaloric high carbohydrate diets have been shown to stimulate the production of several fatty acids including palmitoleic acid and its increase is a marker of lipogenesis.1 Palmitoleic acid, because it is a product of stearoyl-CoA desaturase activity, can be used as a biomarker for triglyceridemia and abdominal adiposity.2 It has been demonstrated that oleic and palmitoleic acids can inhibit the cytotoxic activity of trans-10, cis-12-conjugated linoleic acid.3
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Additional Information

Property Value or Rating
Product Size 100 mg
Manufacturer Matreya, LLC
Empirical Formula C17H32O2
CAS# 1120-25-8
Formula Weight 268
Solvent none
Source natural
Purity 99%
Analytical Methods GC, TLC
Natural Source plant
Solubility chloroform, hexane, ethyl ether
Physical Appearance liquid
Storage -20°C
Dry Ice No
Hazardous No

1. C. Forsythe “Comparison of Low Fat and Low Carbohydrate Dietson Circulating Fatty Acid Composition and Markers of Inflammation” Lipids, Vol. 43 pp. 65-77, 2008 
2. F. Paillard et al. “Plasma palmitoleic acid, a product of stearoyl-coA desaturase activity, is an independent marker of triglyceridemia and abdominal adiposity” Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, Vol. 18(6) pp. 436-440, 2008 
3. M. Yamasaki et al. “Alleviation of the cytotoxic activity induced by trans10, cis-12-conjugated linoleic acid in rat hepatoma dRLh-84 cells by oleic or palmitoleic acid” Cancer Letters, Vol. 196(2) pp. 187-196, 2003

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