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Table 2 Absolute (nmoles/gm brain tissue) and relative concentrations of PUFAs in the Control and PPA- intoxicated rats

From: Relative abundance of short chain and polyunsaturated fatty acids in propionic acid-induced autistic features in rat pups as potential markers in autism

Parameter Group N Mean ± S.D. Percent change P value
α-Linolenic Control 8 0.413 ± 0.070 100.00 0.004
Propionic acid 8 0.310 ± 0.019 74.98
Eicosapentaenoic Control 8 0.428 ± 0.038 100.00 0.006
Propionic acid 8 0.371 ± 0.033 86.70
Docosahexaenoic Control 8 0.644 ± 0.066 100.00 0.001
Propionic acid 8 0.525 ± 0.047 81.60
Linoleic Control 8 0.288 ± 0.045 100.00 0.001
Propionic acid 8 0.472 ± 0.042 163.78
γ-Linolenic Control 8 0.434 ± 0.060 100.00 0.001
Propionic acid 8 0.144 ± 0.012 33.22
Arachidonic Control 8 0.385 ± 0.040 100.00 0.001
Propionic acid 8 0.306 ± 0.030 79.44
Total omega 3 Control 8 1.072 ± 0.228 100.00 0.001
Propionic acid 8 0.819 ± 0.077 72.20
Total omega 6 Control 8 0.896 ± 0.097 100.00 0.001
Propionic acid 8 0.45 ± 0.033 83.3
omega 6/Omega3 Control 8 0.836 ± 0.056 100.00 0.001
Propionic acid 8 0.502 ± 0.026 100.27
α-Linolenic/Linoleic Control 8 1.466 ± 0.314 100.00 0.001
Propionic acid 8 0.671 ± 0.066 45.78
α-Linolenic/EPA Control 8 0.978 ± 0.194 100.00 NS
Propionic acid 8 0.831 ± 0.080 85.00
α-Linolenic/DHA Control 8 0.648 ± 0.138 100.00 NS
Propionic acid 8 0.625 ± 0.079 96.49
EPA/DHA Control 8 0.665 ± 0.041 100.00 NS
Propionic acid 8 0.712 ± 0.106 107.15
ARA/Linoleic Control 8 1.133 ± 0.081 100.00 0.001
Propionic acid 8 0.644 ± 0.065 43.15
ARA/EPA Control 8 0.901 ± 0.123 100.00 NS
Propionic acid 8 0.829 ± 0.124 91.98