PUFA
(= poly-unsaturated fatty acid)
Increasing the ratio of unsaturated to saturated fatty acids can alter the behaviour of cells, probably by altering physical characteristics of membranes and thus influencing the behaviour of integral membrane proteins. Whether this is true for whole organisms is a matter for debate.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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