OBO ID: CHEBI:35819
Term Name: branched-chain fatty acid Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • BCFA
  • BCFAs
  • Branched chain fatty acid
  • branched fatty acid
  • branched fatty acids
  • branched-chain fatty acids
Definition: Any fatty acid in which the parent hydrocarbon chain has one or more alkyl substituents; a common component in animal and bacterial lipids. The fatty acyl chain is usually saturated and the substituent a methyl group; however, unsaturated BCFAs are found in marine animals, and branches other than methyl are found in microbial lipids.
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