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Table 5 Erythrocyte phospholipids

From: Plasma and erythrocyte membrane phospholipids and fatty acids in Italian general population and hemodialysis patients

Fatty acids (μmol/L) HD (n = 99) Controls (n = 160) p-value p*
Polyunsatured ω-6:     
Linoleic acid (18:2) 398.83 ± 119.03 684.04 ± 133.4 <0.0001 <0.0001
Γ- Linolenic acid (18:3) 1.73 ± 1.09 0.99 ± 0.42 <0.0001 <0.0001
Dihomo-γ-linolenic acid (20:3) 45.56 ± 21.14 86.94 ± 35.57 <0.0001 <0.0001
Arachidonic acid (20:4) 455.66 ± 236.66 560.37 ± 97.66 <0.0001 0.018
Polyunsatured ω-3:     
Α-Linolenic acid (18:3) 0.71 ± 0.4 1.02 ± 0.3 <0.0001 <0.0001
Eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5) 9.74 ± 11.8 7.43 ± 11.47 0.0907 0.334
Docosahexaenoic acid (22:6) 132.44 ± 81.39 136.48 ± 42.51 0.0651 0.001
ω -6/ω-3:     
ARA/EPA 83.92 ± 51.43 133.16 ± 74.62 <0.0001 0.002
ARA/DHA 4.13 ± 4.4 4.48 ± 1.62 <0.0001 0.002
Ω-3 Index:     
EPA + DHA 192.19 ± 139.73 143.95 ± 50.10 0.0542 0.876
  1. P <0.05 is statistically significant p* = differences between the two groups controlled for gender, age, BMI and smoke.
  2. HD: hemodialysis. ARA: arachidonic acid. EPA: eicosapentaenoic acid. DHA=: docosahexaenoic acid.