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- noun organic chemistry Any of a several groups of compounds that have
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What’s more, the researchers discovered that a derivative of DHA, which they dubbed neuroprotectin D1″ NPD1, is made in the human brain.
A role for docosahexaenoic acid-derived neuroprotectin D1 in neural cell survival and Alzheimer disease.
Dr. Bazan's laboratory discovered earlier that neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1), a naturally-occurring molecule in the human brain that is derived from DHA also promotes brain cell survival.