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Table 2 Percentage of ALA in blood, liver, epididymal fat pad and prostate of Pten-knockout mice1

From: Dietary supplementation of α-linolenic acid induced conversion of n-3 LCPUFAs and reduced prostate cancer growth in a mouse model

  Group3, %
Tissue CON L-ALA H-ALA EPA n-3 n-6
blood ND2,a 2.75 ± 0.29b 5.98 ± 0.80c NDa NDa NDa
liver NDa 3.24 ± 0.52b 10.7 ± 1.21c 0.22 ± 0.04a 0.17 ± 0.04a 0.06 ± 0.02a
epididymal fat pad 0.12 ± 0.01a 9.84 ± 0.29b 26.5 ± 0.27c 0.59 ± 0.02a 0.60 ± 0.05a 0.30 ± 0.03a
prostate NDa 2.48 ± 0.56b 2.72 ± 0.47b NDa NDa 0.47 ± 0.07a
  1. 1Values are means ± SEMs (n = 6). Labeled means without a common letter differ, p < 0.05
  2. 2ND, not detected
  3. 3Data expressed as percentage of total fatty acids. L-ALA, low-ALA; H-ALA, high-ALA; CON, control