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Study on ω-fatty acids from Malaysian giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) fish oil

Omar, Muhammad Nor and Che Othman, Siti Fairuz and Mohamad Talib, Hasan and Muhd Nor, Nor Nazuha and Muhd Nor, Nor Dalilah and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman (2010) Study on ω-fatty acids from Malaysian giant mudskipper (Periophthalmodon schlosseri) fish oil. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 26 (3). pp. 861-864. ISSN 0970 - 020X (P), 2231-5039 (O)

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The main aim of the present study is to look into the composition of Malaysian giant mudskipper lipid which might be useful to human health by looking into the ratio of ω-fatty acids present in P.schlosseri oil. Lipid from the fish flesh was extracted using the Folch method and the fatty acid composition was analysed using GC and GC-MS. It was found that the major constituents of P. schlosseri lipid were palmitic acid (C16:0) (29.2%), oleic acid (C18:1 ω-9) (23.0%) and stearic acid (C18:0) (12.6%). Besides that, the essential ω-fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5, ω-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6, ω-3) contents were 3.3 and 4.3% respectively. The result shows that the total ω-fatty acid (ω-3 and ω-6) content of P. schlosseri was 15.4% and is nutritionally significant due to its ω-3:ω-6 ratio of 1:1.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5626/4970
Uncontrolled Keywords: Periophthalmodon schlosseri, giant mudskipper, ω-fatty acids.
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Prof Dr Muhammad Nor Omar
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2011 08:15
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2011 08:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4970

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