Doctors from the hospital Massachusetts has made a breakthrough. The staff of the research center led type mice, is able in his body to synthesize large amounts of fatty omega-3 and omega-6 acids. Breed mice called Omega.
Fatty acids needed by the human body for normal functioning. Both acids (omega-3 and omega-6) in nature can synthesize only nematode species C. elegans. Man gets fatty acids at the expense of nuts, vegetables, fish, biological additives. Omega-6 is required for normal inflammatory reactions, omega-3, conversely, prevents the development of inflammation. When the imbalance of fatty acids can develop diseases of the cardiovascular system, chronic inflammatory diseases, cancer.
As an experiment, the researchers took the genes of nematodes responsible for the synthesis of fatty acids (fat-1 and fat-2) and introduced them into the genome of mice. In gene fat-2 monounsaturated fats are transformed into omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Gene fat-1 transformed unsaturated fats in omega-3 fatty acids. Interestingly, compounds were produced in mice regardless of diet.