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StatusDetected and Quantified
Creation Date2008-09-15 09:55:09 UTC
Update Date2018-05-19 22:24:41 UTC
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB10213
Metabolite Identification
Common Name17-HDoHE
DescriptionDocosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is a omega-3 essential fatty acid that reduces the incidence and severity of a number of diseases. Recently, a novel series of DHA-derived lipid mediators with potent protective actions has been identified. In this study we demonstrate that dietary amplification of these DHA-derived products protects the liver from necroinflammatory injury. In vitro, supplementation of hepatocytes with DHA significantly reduced hydrogen peroxide-induced DNA damage, evaluated by the "comet assay," and oxidative stress, determined by measurement of malondialdehyde levels. In vivo, dietary supplementation of mice with DHA ameliorated carbon tetrachloride-induced necroinflammatory damage. In addition, hepatic cyclooxygenase-2 expression and PGE2 levels were significantly reduced in mice fed DHA-enriched diets. In these animals, increased hepatic formation of DHA-derived lipid mediators (i.e., 17S-hydroxy-DHA (17S-HDHA) and protectin D1) was detected by HPLC-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis. Consistent with these findings, synthetic 17-HDHA abrogated genotoxic and oxidative damage in hepatocytes and decreased TNF-alpha release and 5-lipoxygenase expression in macrophages. In a transactivation assay, 17-HDHA acted in a concentration-dependent manner as a PPARgamma agonist. Taken together, these findings identify a potential role for DHA-derived products, specifically 17S-HDHA and protectin D1, in mediating the protective effects of dietary DHA in necroinflammatory liver injury. (PMID: 17056761 ). This fatty acyl belongs to the main class of docosanoids. (Lipid Maps).
(+/-)-17-hydroxy-4Z,7Z,10Z,13Z,15E,19Z-docosahexaenoic acidChEBI
(4Z,7Z,10Z,13Z,15E,19Z)-17-Hydroxydocosa-4,7,10,13,15,19-hexaenoic acidHMDB
(e,Z,Z,Z,Z,Z)-17-Hydroxy-, 4,7,10,13,15,19-docosahexaenoateHMDB
(e,Z,Z,Z,Z,Z)-17-Hydroxy-, 4,7,10,13,15,19-docosahexaenoic acidHMDB
17-Hydroxy-4,7,10,13,15,19-docosahexaenoic acidHMDB
17-Hydroxydocosahexaenoic acidHMDB
Chemical FormulaC22H32O3
Average Molecular Weight344.4877
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight344.23514489
IUPAC Name(4Z,7Z,10Z,13Z,15E,19Z)-17-hydroxydocosa-4,7,10,13,15,19-hexaenoic acid
Traditional Name17-HDoHE
CAS Registry Number90780-52-2
InChI Identifier
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as very long-chain fatty acids. These are fatty acids with an aliphatic tail that contains at least 22 carbon atoms.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassLipids and lipid-like molecules
ClassFatty Acyls
Sub ClassFatty acids and conjugates
Direct ParentVery long-chain fatty acids
Alternative Parents
  • Very long-chain fatty acid
  • Hydroxy fatty acid
  • Unsaturated fatty acid
  • Secondary alcohol
  • Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives
  • Carboxylic acid
  • Carboxylic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organic oxide
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Carbonyl group
  • Alcohol
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors

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Physical Properties
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water SolubilityNot AvailableNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
Water Solubility0.0012 g/LALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)4.89ChemAxon
pKa (Strongest Basic)-1.6ChemAxon
Physiological Charge-1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count3ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count2ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area57.53 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count14ChemAxon
Refractivity112.9 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability41 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectrum TypeDescriptionSplash Key
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (Non-derivatized) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00os-7294000000-2a4b0084bba395e48c23View in MoNA
Predicted GC-MSPredicted GC-MS Spectrum - GC-MS (2 TMS) - 70eV, Positivesplash10-00di-9123400000-c3f28076bda49354c61eView in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Positivesplash10-004i-0019000000-2621fee5f67047352531View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Positivesplash10-05pk-4294000000-788cbda5c1d54e3e3873View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Positivesplash10-000l-9750000000-84f60ba92674f1644cc4View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 10V, Negativesplash10-0006-0019000000-83f7ecff978572fcffd2View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 20V, Negativesplash10-004l-2049000000-c6c5596e50dc71d09cb5View in MoNA
Predicted LC-MS/MSPredicted LC-MS/MS Spectrum - 40V, Negativesplash10-0a4l-9130000000-d2576e5d4bf1ca8ac6f5View in MoNA
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Membrane (predicted from logP)
Biospecimen Locations
  • Blood
Tissue LocationNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BloodDetected and Quantified0.000194 +/- 0.000007 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormal details
BloodDetected and Quantified0.000773 +/- 0.00064 uMAdult (>18 years old)Both
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDFDB027368
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID4943608
KEGG Compound IDNot Available
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkNot Available
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound6439179
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID72637
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General References
  1. Levy BD, Kohli P, Gotlinger K, Haworth O, Hong S, Kazani S, Israel E, Haley KJ, Serhan CN: Protectin D1 is generated in asthma and dampens airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness. J Immunol. 2007 Jan 1;178(1):496-502. [PubMed:17182589 ]
  2. Gonzalez-Periz A, Planaguma A, Gronert K, Miquel R, Lopez-Parra M, Titos E, Horrillo R, Ferre N, Deulofeu R, Arroyo V, Rodes J, Claria J: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) blunts liver injury by conversion to protective lipid mediators: protectin D1 and 17S-hydroxy-DHA. FASEB J. 2006 Dec;20(14):2537-9. Epub 2006 Oct 20. [PubMed:17056761 ]
  3. Miller C, Yamaguchi RY, Ziboh VA: Guinea pig epidermis generates putative anti-inflammatory metabolites from fish oil polyunsaturated fatty acids. Lipids. 1989 Dec;24(12):998-1003. [PubMed:2559281 ]