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Docosapentaenoic acid designates any straight chain 22:5 fatty acid.


See essential fatty acid#nomenclature for nomenclature.

all-cis-4,7,10,13,16-docosapentaenoic acid (osbond acid)[edit]

The chemical structure of osbond acid showing physiological numbering (red) and chemical numbering (blue) conventions.

all-cis-4,7,10,13,16-docosapentaenoic acid is an ω-6 fatty acid with the trivial name osbond acid. It is formed by an elongation and desaturation of arachidonic acid 20:4 ω-6.

all-cis-7,10,13,16,19-docosapentaenoic acid (clupanodonic acid)[edit]

The chemical structure of clupanodonic acid showing physiological numbering (red) and chemical numbering (blue) conventions.

all-cis-7,10,13,16,19-docosapentaenoic acid is an ω-3 fatty acid with the trivial name clupanodonic acid, commonly called DPA. It is an intermediary between eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5 ω-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6 ω-3).


Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) is an omega-3 fatty acid that is structurally similar to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) with two more carbon chain units.[1]

Dietary sources

These are the top five sources for DPA according to the USDA Agricultural Research Service:[2]

  1. Fish oil, menhaden .668 22:5 n-3 (DPA) (g) Per Measure
  2. Fish oil, salmon .407 22:5 n-3 (DPA) (g) Per Measure
  3. Salmon, red (sockeye), filets with skin, smoked (Alaska Native) 0.335 22:5 n-3 (DPA) (g) Per Measure
  4. Fish, salmon, Atlantic, farmed, raw .334 22:5 n-3 (DPA) (g) Per Measure
  5. Beef, variety meats and by-products, brain, cooked, simmered 22:5 n-3 (DPA) (g) Per Measure

Seal meat and human breast milk are rich in DPA.[1]


Clupanodonic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, along with its metabolite DHA and other long chain omega-3 fatty acids, is under study to determine properties of omega-3 fats in humans, such as in inflammation mechanisms.[3]


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Docosapentaenoic acid (DPA). Tetracosapentaenoic acid. Tetracosahexaenoic acid. These fatty acids are found in some foods, but are not considered essential. However, some of of them do have biological effects. Bottom Line: At least 8 other omega-3 ...
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