PUFAs At Work

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), function in both enzymatic and nonenzymatic pathways to regulate gene expression.

By | November 1, 2012


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Avatar of: James V. Kohl

James V. Kohl

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November 20, 2012

Is nutrient chemical uptake, as occurs with the ingestion of these fatty acids, responsible for de novo gene expression in the non-human primate to human brain that is controlled by nutrient chemical metabolism to pheromones?  If so, adaptive evolution of our brain and behavior appears to be nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone-controlled as is behavior in species from microbes to man via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction.

Kohl, J.V. (2012) Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors. Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 2: 17338.

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