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Table 1 Red blood cell fatty acid profile1

From: Changes in cholesterol homeostasis modify the response of F1B hamsters to dietary very long chain n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids

Selected fatty acids Safflower oil Fish oil
Total SFA 2 mol% of total fatty acids
   -C 41.9 ± 0.4 47.2 ± 0.4*
   +C 39.1 ± 0.4 37.8 ± 0.6
16:0   
   -C 26.5 ± 0.3 32.2 ± 0.4*
   +C 25.2 ± 0.2 30.0 ± 0.3*
18:0   
   -C 13.5 ± 0.1 12.5 ± 0.2*
   +C 12.2 ± 0.2 8.6 ± 0.4*
Total MUFA3   
   -C 17.9 ± 0.3 21.0 ± 0.3*
   +C 20.3 ± 0.4 29.3 ± 0.5*
18:1   
   -C 14.8 ± 0.2 17.3 ± 0.2*
   +C 16.5 ± 0.2 24.0 ± 0.4*
Total n-6 PUFA4   
   -C 37.6 ± 0.4 14.5 ± 0.2*
   +C 38.5 ± 0.5 14.3 ± 0.2*
18:2n-6   
   -C 16.6 ± 0.2 5.8 ± 0.2*
   +C 19.6 ± 0.5 8.2 ± 0.2*
20:4n-6   
   -C 15.9 ± 0.3 7.4 ± 0.1*
   +C 14.0 ± 0.2 5.2 ± 0.3*
Total n-3 PUFA5   
   -C 1.8 ± 0.1 17.0 ± 0.4*
   +C 1.3 ± 0.1 18.5 ± 0.5*
20:5n-3   
   -C 0.1 ± 0.03 5.9 ± 0.1*
   +C 0.04 ± 0.01 8.8 ± 0.4*
22:6 n-3   
   -C 1.4 ± 0.1 7.9 ± 0.2*
   +C 0.9 ± 0.03 6.9 ± 0.1*
  1. 1Values are means ± SEM, n = 16 per group. Asterisks indicate significant differences between safflower oil and fish oil within cholesterol-supplemented (+C) or depleted (-C) hamsters, P ≤ 0.05. Data (Total MUFA, 20:4n-6, 20:5n-3) were log-transformed prior to statistical analysis.
  2. 2Sum of 8:0, 10:0, 12:0, 14:0, 16:0, 18:0, 20:0, 24:0
  3. 3Sum of 14:1n-5, 16:1n-9, 16:1n-7, 17:1n-7 18:1n-9, 18:1n-7, 24:1n-9
  4. 4Sum of 18:2n-6, 18:3n-6, 20:3n-6, 20:4n-6, 22:4n-6, 22:5n-6
  5. 5Sum of 18:3n-3, 20:5n-3, 22:5n-3, 22:6n-3