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Table 1 Fatty acid levels of rat serum of SFO, GLAO and DHAO groups

From: The influence of feeding linoleic, gamma-linolenic and docosahexaenoic acid rich oils on rat brain tumor fatty acids composition and fatty acid binding protein 7 mRNA expression

Fatty acids Concentration in serum (μg/mL) one way ANOVA
  SFO GLAO DHAO  
Miristic Acid (C14:0) 19.46 ± 0.44 19.76 ± 0.56 21.17 ± 1.24 NS
Palmitic Acid (C16:0) 89.28 ± 19.99 51.26 ± 12.72 49.83 ± 9.39 NS
Stearic Acid (C18:0) 99.86 ± 22.20 72.89 ± 21.60 62.69 ± 14.81 NS
Arachidic Acid (C20:0) 2.06 ± 0.00 2.22 ± 0.15 2.76 ± 0.69 NS
Behenic Acid (C22:0) 11.27 ± 0.60 10.73 ± 0.15 11.38 ± 0.39 NS
Oleic Acid(C18:1, n-9) 55.56 ± 14.91 23.44 ± 8.19 30.49 ± 7.53 NS
11-Ecosenoic Acid(C20:1) 52.04 ± 30.86 84.67 ± 57.88 30.19 ± 25.44 NS
Nervonic Acid (C24:1) 5.72 ± 00.00 5.99 ± 0.27 5.72 ± 00.00 NS
Linoleic Acid(C18:2, n-6) 229.75 ± 79.27 61.40 ± 18.03 94.16 ± 32.64 NS
Gamma linolenic acid(C18:3, n-6) 11.46 ± 6.55a 59.34 ± 16.44b 4.46 ± 2.75a P < 0.01
11,14-Ecosadienoic Acid (C20:2, n-6) trace 0.54 ± 0.76 1.90 ± 1.27 NS
Dihomo-Gamma Linolenic Acid(C20:3, n-6) 2.65 ± 0.50 4.137 ± 0.84 2.71 ± 0.52 NS
Arachidonic Acid(C20:4, n-6) 234.42 ± 45.92a 151.13 ± 34.27ab 36.54 ± 8.68b P < 0.01
13,16-Docosadienoic Acid (DDA, C22:2, n-6) 6.21 ± 0.39 5.81 ± 0.22 6.00 ± 0.29 NS
Alpha-Linolenic Acid(C18:3, n-3) trace trace 0.26 ± 0.20 NS
11,14,17-Eicosatrienoic Acid (C20:3, n-3) 2.61 ± 0.04 2.61 ± 0.06 2.56 ± 0.01 NS
Eicosapentaenoic acid (C20:5, n-3) 3.28 ± 1.64a 2.60 ± 1.31a 70.51 ± 17.66b P < 0.001
Docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6, n-3) 38.27 ± 5.92ab 18.48 ± 4.22a 107.31 ± 37.62b P < 0.05
Arachidonic/Dihomo-Gamma Linolenic + Eicosapentaenoic 83.77 ± 48.46a 26.75 ± 3.25a 0.56 ± 0.09b P < 0.001
Sum of n-6 fatty acids * 484.47 ± 118.15a 282.36 ± 65.79ab 145.78 ± 41.41b P < 0.05
Sum of n-3 fatty acids§ 44.26 ± 6.10a 23.70 ± 5.42a 180.66 ± 53.10b P < 0.001
n-6 to n-3 Ratio 10.38 ± 1.62a 11.84 ± 1.11a 0.85514 ± 0.07b P < 0.001
  1. * Including C18:2, C18:3, C20:2, C20:3, C20:4, C22:2. § Including C18:3, C20:3, C20:5, C22:6. Ratio of sum of n-6 fatty acids to sum of n-3 fatty acids. Values are shown as mean ± S.E., n = 6 for each group. ANOVA: Analysis of variance. NS: not significant. Groups not sharing the same letters are significantly different (Post-hoc Tukey's test)