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Table 5 Cell diameter and muscle oxidative stress parameters of rats supplemented with different oils

From: Incorporation and effects of punicic acid on muscle and adipose tissues of rats

Parameters Control LNA 1 % LNA 2 % LNA 4 % CLNA 1 % CLNA 2 % CLNA 4 %
Epididymal cells
 Diameter (μm) 70 ± 8.0c 76 ± 1.6bc 78 ± 9.0bc 84 ± 4.6ab 83 ± 3.3ab 88 ± 5.9a 90 ± 1.6a
 Cellularity 7.1 × 10-9 ab 7.6 × 10-9 a 6.1 × 10-9 abc 5.3 × 10-9 c 5.3 × 10-9 c 4.9 × 10-9 c 5.7 × 10-9 bc
Muscle fibers
 Average area (μm2) 1841 ± 149 2028 ± 311 2070 ± 155 1668 ± 70 1625 ± 64 1826 ± 312 1828 ± 145
 Diameter (μm) 60 ± 2.4 66 ± 6.6 65 ± 5.2 57 ± 1.5 58 ± 2.4 60 ± 4.9 63 ± 3.2
Muscle tissue
 TBARS (nmol MDA/mg) 3.2 ± 1.2 3.2 ± 0.8 2.2 ± 0.3 1.2 ± 0.6 3.0 ± 0.7 3.3 ± 0.8 2.6 ± 0.7
 SOD (U/mg) 6.0 ± 0.6a 5.0 ± 0.6ab 5.5 ± 0.9ab 4.6 ± 0.6b 4.6 ± 0.6b 4.4 ± 0.6b 4.8 ± 0.8b
 CAT (U/mg) 1.9 ± 0.5 1.7 ± 0.4 2.1 ± 0.5 1.5 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 0.3 1.8 ± 0.4 1.5 ± 0.4
 GPx (U/mg) 0.07 ± 0.02 0.05 ± 0.01 0.06 ± 0.02 0.05 ± 0.02 0.06 ± 0.01 0.05 ± 0.01 0.06 ± 0.02
  1. Results expressed as mean ± standard deviation. Different letters in the same row are statistically different from each other (p < 0.05)