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Table 4 Fatty acid profile of the experimental diets

From: Alterations in neuronal morphology and synaptophysin expression in the rat brain as a result of changes in dietary n-6: n-3 fatty acid ratios

  Group
Fatty acid CTRL LMO MMO HMO
Caprylic Acid (8:0) 0.70 0.10 0.17 0.13
Capric Acid (10:0) 0.87 0.37 0.13 0.09
Lauric Acid (12:0) 6.05 0.06 0.06 0.05
Myristic Acid (14:0) 4.66 1.03 1.26 2.82
Myristoleic Acid (14:1) 0.27 0.07 0.10 0.10
Pentadecanoic Acid (15:0) 0.27 0.14 0.14 0.25
cis Pentadecenoic Acid (15:1) 0.10 0.11 0.05 0.09
Palmitic Acid (16:0) 28.11 14.60 15.16 16.47
Palmitoleic Acid (16:1) 0.84 1.14 1.53 3.93
Stearic Acid (18:0) 6.77 3.96 4.18 4.84
Oleic Acid (18:1n-9) 29.59 30.10 20.35 26.85
Linoleic Acid (18:2n-6) 17.78 40.39 40.37 31.94
α-Linolenic Acid (18:3n-3) 0.28 0.38 0.37 0.27
Arachidic Acid (20:0) 1.51 2.08 2.09 2.39
Arachidonic Acid (20:4n-6) 0.15 0.60 0.13 0.29
Eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5n-3) 0.00 0.61 0.92 3.40
Docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6n-3) 0.00 0.56 0.65 3.59
Total SFA 50.19 24.54 24.43 27.98
Total MUFA 31.54 32.73 33.03 32.29
Total n-3 PUFA 0.28 1.56 1.94 7.26
Total n-6 PUFA 17.99 41.16 40.59 32.47
(n-6): (n-3) 65.09 26.45 22.56 4.47
  1. CTRL: control group, LMO: low menhaden oil, MMO: medium menhaden oil and HMO: high menhaden oil.
  2. SFA: sum of C8:0, C10, C12:0, C14:0, C15:0, C16:0, C18:0, C20:0.
  3. MUFA: sum of C14:1, C15:1, C16:1, C18:1.
  4. Total n-3PUFA: sum of C18:3n-3, C20:5n-3, C22:6n-3.
  5. Total n-6PUFA: sum of C18:2n-6, C20:4n-6.
  6. (n-6): (n-3): Total n-6PUFA (C18:2n-6, C20:4n-6): Total n-3PUFA (C18:3n-3, C20:5n-3, C22:6n-3).