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Table 2 Percentages of PUFA in total fatty acids from separated lipoproteins in the MMP-9 subgroupsa

From: Lipoprotein docosapentaenoic acid is associated with serum matrix metalloproteinase-9 concentration

PUFAb Group Icn = 29 Group IIdn = 29 Significancee(p-value)
Arachidonic Acid    
LDL-particles 5.61 ± 1.11 5.25 ± 0.87 0.25
HDL2-particles 7.02 ± 1.24 6.70 ± 1.18 0.43
HDL3-particles 7.86 ± 1.46 7.42 ± 1.13 0.28
Eicosapentaenoic Acid    
LDL-particles 1.13 ± 0.39 1.25 ± 0.74 0.99
HDL2-particles 1.24 ± 0.40 1.37 ± 0.78 0.98
HDL3-particles 1.38 ± 0.43 1.50 ± 0.87 0.86
Docosapentaenoic Acid    
LDL-particles 0.39 ± 0.08 0.47 ± 0.09 0.0015
HDL2-particles 0.63 ± 0.14 0.74 ± 0.14 0.0057
HDL3-particles 0.69 ± 0.15 0.80 ± 0.15 0.0080
Docosahexaenoic Acid    
LDL-particles 2.13 ± 0.41 2.05 ± 0.62 0.35
HDL2-particles 3.49 ± 0.63 3.27 ± 0.92 0.16
HDL3-particles 3.66 ± 0.70 3.47 ± 0.97 0.21
  1. aMeans ± SD are given; bPUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids; cMMP-9 <43 ug/l;
  2. dMMP-9 >43 ug/l; eMann-Whitney U-test