Fatty acid ethyl esters: Current facts and speculations

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Increasing evidence indicates that fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) play a role in ethanol-induced organ damage and may serve as long-term markers of ethanol intake. This report summarizes the current knowledge on the toxicity of FAEE, the enzymes associated with FAEE synthesis, FAEE as fatty acid supplements, the in vivo degradation of orally ingested FAEE and FAEE as markers of ethanol intake. A list of major unanswered questions in each of these categories is also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-315
Number of pages3
JournalProstaglandins Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology


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