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Chemical Phytanic Acid

Name Phytanic Acid
CAS Type 1 Name Hexadecanoic acid, 3,7,11,15-tetramethyl-
Equivalent Term Acid, Phytanic
CAS Registry Number 14721-66-5
Definition A 20-carbon branched chain fatty acid. In phytanic acid storage disease (REFSUM DISEASE) this lipid may comprise as much as 30% of the total fatty acids of the plasma. This is due to a phytanic acid alpha-hydroxylase deficiency.
Structure Phytanic Acid
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MeSH® ID D010831
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Phytanic Acid Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  2-hydroxyphytanic acid Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  2-oxophytanic acid
  hydroxyphytanoyl-coenzyme A
  phytanoyl-coenzyme A
  phytenic acid