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Heptadecanoic Acid Analysis Service

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Heptadecanoic acid (CH3 (CH2) 15 COOH; C17:0), is an odd-chain saturated fatty acid (OCS-FA). It is present in small amounts (1-5%) in animal fats and almost absent in natural plant lipids.

In the food sector, branched chain fatty acids (BCFAs) are associated with food aroma. For example, studies have shown the potential of heptadecanoic acid as an indicator of "lamb flavor". Fatty acid composition in tissues or circulation has been used as a biomarker of dietary fat. Among them, pentadecanoic acid (15:0) and heptadecanoic acid (17:0), as well as a trans fatty acid, trans-palmitoleic acid (t16:1n-7) are increasingly used as biomarkers of dairy fat intake.

vStudies in the biomedical field have found that heptadecanoic acids significantly inhibit cell proliferation and migration while promoting apoptosis in PC-9 and PC-9/GR cells. Heptadecanoic acids have been associated with a variety of diseases, including coronary heart disease, prodromal diabetes and type 2 diabetes, and the incidence of multiple sclerosis.

Creative Proteomics has established reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) detection platforms to assist in the qualitative and quantitative determination of heptadecanoic acid to accelerate the progress of your project. In addition, we also offer other fatty acid assays to meet your different needs.

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Heptadecanoic acid

Sample Requirements

We analyze a wide range of biological materials and can also accept industrial samples.

  • Serum / plasma: ≥ 100 ul/sample
  • Animal tissue: ≥ 100 mg/sample
  • Cell: ≥ 1×107
  • Foods dry weight: ≥ 200 mg
  • Others

Want to analyze other samples? Please contact our technical staff.


  • Experimental protocols
  • Instrument parameters
  • MS raw data files and MS data quality checks
  • Absolute quantitative data of heptadecanoic acid
  • Bioinformatics analysis report

If you want to test other fatty acids or have other questions, please contact us and we will be happy to answer them for you. We look forward to working with you.

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