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Table 2 Fatty acid levels of rat tumors 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 tumors (μg/g) one way ANOVA
  SFO GLAO DHAO  
Miristic Acid(C14:0) 30.57 ± 4.22 35.51 ± 6.00 46.93 ± 9.13 NS
Palmitic Acid (C16:0) 1142.71 ± 284.20 1421.68 ± 302.96 1841.48 ± 408.66 NS
Stearic Acid (C18:0) 2131.56 ± 648.05 1593.07 ± 303.45 2236.11 ± 465.52 NS
Arachidic Acid (C20:0) 12.80 ± 5.74 16.38 ± 4.19 27.43 ± 7.49 NS
Behenic Acid (C22:0) 27.79 ± 5.71a 104.28 ± 37.76ab 211.62 ± 66.79b P < 0.01
Oleic Acid(C18:1, n-9) 1368.56 ± 284.52 1787.10 ± 409.95 2793.21 ± 688.84 NS
11-Ecosenoic Acid(C20:1) 237.95 ± 103.44 262.70 ± 61.21 228.70 ± 65.03 NS
Nervonic Acid (C24:1) 7.45 ± 1.73 31.07 ± 14.25 20.12 ± 10.90 NS
Linoleic Acid(C18:2, n-6) 423.02 ± 79.54a 148.69 ± 24.49b 259.145 ± 48.66ab P < 0.01
Gamma linolenic acid(C18:3, n-6) 13.10 ± 11.02 39.57 ± 11.93 32.15 ± 13.39 NS
11,14-Ecosadienoic Acid (C20:2, n-6) 80.29 ± 60.90 31.89 ± 11.76 32.38 ± 8.46 NS
Dihomo-Gamma Linolenic Acid(C20:3, n-6) 32.29 ± 8.95 55.91 ± 16.27 40.98 ± 13.11 NS
Arachidonic Acid(C20:4, n-6) 1034.95 ± 285.23 970.49 ± 163.15 724.44 ± 142.53 NS
13,16-Docosadienoic Acid (DDA, C22:2, n-6) 18.87 ± 9.49 25.23 ± 12.66 28.79 ± 8.49 NS
Alpha-Linolenic Acid(C18:3, n-3) trace trace 0.80 ± 0.40 NS
11,14,17-Eicosatrienoic Acid (C20:3, n-3) 7.50 ± 2.61 6.93 ± 1.88 10.74 ± 2.33 NS
Eicosapentaenoic acid (C20:5, n-3) 58.67 ± 16.49a 67.30 ± 15.79a 359.12 ± 87.63b P < 0.01
Docosahexaenoic acid (C22:6, n-3) 746.72 ± 289.75ab 507.61 ± 110.12a 1423.24 ± 329.32b P < 0.05
Arachidonic/Dihomo-Gamma Linolenic + Eicosapentaenoic 9.34 ± 2.22a 10.84 ± 2.07a 2.38 ± 0.46b P < 0.01
Sum of n-6 fatty acids * 1608.55 ± 302.03 1271.81 ± 208.86 1117.89 ± 187.10 NS
Sum of n-3 fatty acids§ 813.16 ± 301.04a 581.86 ± 121.50a 1793.92 ± 383.56b P < 0.01
n-6 to n-3 Ratio 4.12 ± 1.41a 3.07 ± 0.73a 0.72 ± 0.09b P < 0.05
  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 = 8 for SFO group, n = 12 for GLAO group, and n = 9 for DHAO group. ANOVA: Analysis of variance. NS: not significant. Groups not sharing the same letters are significantly different (Post-hoc Tukey's test)