Potential Human Benefits of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated n-3 Fatty Acids Alexander Leaf, Guest Editor

Potential Human Benefits of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated n-3 Fatty Acids Alexander Leaf, Guest Editor J. Membrane Biol. 206, 73 (2005) DOI: 10.1007/s00232-005-0797-9 Thematic Issue Potential Human Benefits of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated n-3 Fatty Acids Alexander Leaf, Guest Editor Foreword Alexander Leaf th Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, 149, 13 St. Charlestown, Boston, MA02129, USA Received Received:: 3300 September September 2005 2005 This issue of JMB is devoted to the cardiovascular the actions of the n-3 fish oil are unique and differ in effects of the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish their actions on cell membranes of the cardiovascular oil. It contains eight contributions devoted to car- system from other polyunsaturated fatty acids were diovascular membrane effects of fish oil fatty acids. explored. One manuscript, for example, demonstrates that when the ratio of the n-3 fish oil fatty acids to that of the other class of polyunsaturated fatty acids Some of the articles review the clinical and epi- approximates a ratio of 1:1, marvelous and bountiful demiologic studies which demonstrate there are ben- efits to cardiovascular health in humans. Others membrane benefits ensue, leading to the prevention of many mammalian and probably human diseases. illustrate the basic research, which has been done to advance our understanding of the mechanisms by There is much more to be learned from further probings of the molecular biology of membranes. which these fascinating fish oil fatty acids produce I and the Editor hope you will enjoy reading their benefits in health and diseases of humans. These about the practical benefits that have transcended so benefits derive from research directed at probing far. basic aspects of membrane biology. The reasons why Correspondence to: A. Leaf; email: aleaf@partners.org http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Membrane Biology Springer Journals

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2005 by Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
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Life Sciences; Human Physiology; Biochemistry, general
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0022-2631
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1432-1424
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10.1007/s00232-005-0797-9
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