
Soleus

Red Gastrocnemius

White Gastrocnemius



(weight % of total fatty acids)

Total saturates

41.5 ± 0.8^{a}

41.5 ± 1.2^{a}

43.5 ± 1.3^{b}

Total monounsaturates

28.7 ± 4.6^{a}

17.4 ± 1.1^{b}

24.4 ± 4.1^{a}

Total PUFA

26.0 ± 4.8^{a}

38.7 ± 1.6^{b}

28.7 ± 4.8^{a}

Total n6 PUFA

20.7 ± 3.2^{a}

25.4 ± 1.5^{b}

19.4 ± 2.8^{a}

Total n3 PUFA

5.4 ± 1.6^{a}

13.3 ± 1.1^{b}

9.3 ± 2.1^{c}

Total HUFA

11.5 ± 3.9^{a}

23.3 ± 1.4^{b}

16.2 ± 4.7^{a}

% of n3 HUFA in HUFA

39.1 ± 2.6^{a}

55.8 ± 1.7^{b}

54.1 ± 2.2^{b}


(concentration, μg/g)

Total saturates

10828 ± 3784^{a}

5520 ± 607^{b}

6934 ± 1772^{b}

Total monounsaturates

7813 ± 3881^{a}

2317 ± 307^{b}

3988 ± 1505^{b}

Total PUFA

6441 ± 1159^{a}

5130 ± 326^{b}

4408 ± 473^{b}

Total n6 PUFA

5155 ± 1085^{a}

3359 ± 206^{b}

2995 ± 405^{b}

Total n3 PUFA

1285 ± 83^{a}

1770 ± 209^{b}

1413 ± 105^{a}

Total HUFA

2711 ± 70^{a}

3088 ± 294^{b}

2425 ± 152^{a}

Total fatty acids

26102 ± 9254^{a}

13278 ± 1188^{b}

15868 ± 3831^{b}

 *Values are means ± SD; n = 6. Values in a row not sharing a roman superscript are significantly different at P < 0.05 by Tukey's honestly significantly difference test after a significant Fvalue (P < 0.05) by repeated measures ANOVA. PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids; HUFA, highly unsaturated fatty acids (≥ 20 carbons, ≥ 3 carboncarbon double bonds).