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Table 5 Pearson correlations between the neurotoxin PPA and different measured absolute and relative concentrations of SCFAs and PUFAs

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

Parameters R (Pearson Correlations) Sig.  
Propionic ~ Acetic 0.817** 0.001 Pa
Propionic ~ Butyric 0.845** 0.001 Pa
Propionic ~ Acetic/propionic -0.892** 0.001 Nb
Propionic ~ Butyric/propionic -0.495 0.051 Nb
Propionic ~ α-Linolenic -0.604* 0.013 Nb
Propionic ~ Stearidonic 0.888** 0.001 Pa
Propionic ~ Eicosapentaenoic -0.397 0.128 Nb
Propionic ~ Docosahexaenoic -0.561* 0.024 Nb
Propionic ~ Linoleic 0.865** 0.001 Pa
Propionic ~ γ-Linolenic -0.826** 0.001 Nb
Propionic ~ Arachidonic -0.735** 0.001 Nb
Propionic ~ Oleic -0.530* 0.035 Nb
Propionic ~ Total omega 3 -0.070 0.797 Nb
Propionic ~ Total omega 6 -0.825** 0.001 Nb
Propionic ~ Omega6/omega 3 -0.867** 0.001 Nb
Propionic ~ α-Linolenic/Linoleic -0.786** 0.001 Nb
Propionic ~ α-Linolenic/EPA -0.486 0.056 Nb
Propionic ~ α-Linolenic/DHA -0.022 0.935 Nb
Propionic ~ EPA/DHA 0.317 0.232 Pa
Propionic ~ γ-Linolenic/AA -0.812** 0.001 Nb
Propionic ~ AA/EPA -0.468 0.067 Nb
  1. aPositive Correlation.
  2. bNegative Correlation.
  3. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed).
  4. **Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed).