Lipid oxidation

6 months ago

Edward Mubiru

University

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In Africa in general and Uganda in particular, the tropical temperatures accelerate lipid deterioration. Lipid oxidation mainly affects polyunsaturated fatty acids. The compounds that are produced like aldehydes, ketones, polar fatty acids, MDA, hydrocarbons, furans, peroxides are and others toxic. The interaction of some of these products with proteins and DNA may be involved in cell-damaging reactions. Recently there is a higher incidence of cancer which may be linked to some of these products.

The idea is to start a lipid analysis centre and do research on some of these compounds which may be linked to toxic effects to humans and animals.


 Agrifood
 Food Safety
 Biological Sciences

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