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Table 2 Ingredient and fatty acid compositions of experimental diets

From: Comparative analyses of DHA-Phosphatidylcholine and recombination of DHA-Triglyceride with Egg-Phosphatidylcholine or Glycerylphosphorylcholine on DHA repletion in n-3 deficient mice

  Amount (g/100 g diet)
n-3 Adq n-3 Def DHA-PC DHA-TG + PC DHA-TG + α-GPC
Casein, vitamin free 20 20 20 20 20
Sucrose 10 10 10 10 10
Cornstarch 39.749 39.749 39.749 39.749 39.749
Maltose-dextrin 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2
Cellulose 5 5 5 5 5
Mineral-salt mix 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5
Vitamin mix 1 1 1 1 1
L-Cystine 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Choline bitartrate 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
TBHQ 0.002 0.002 0.002 0.002 0.002
Fat
 Hydrogenated coconut oil 5.33 5.59 4.22 3.88 4.56
 Safflower oil 1.33 1.41 1.41 1.41 1.41
 Flaxseed oil 0.34 0 0 0 0
 DHA-PC 0 0 1.37 0 0
 DHA-TG 0 0 0 0.63 0.63
 Egg-PC 0 0 0 1.08 0
 α-GPC 0 0 0 0 0.40
Fatty acid composition (%)
 SFAs 73.01 79.79 71.33 70.1 72.7
 MUFAs 3.94 3.36 5.61 4.65 4.77
 18:2n-6 15.16 14.83 14.51 14.45 14.69
 18:3n-3 2.97 0.08 0.1 0.13 0.16
 20:4n-6 nd nd nd nd nd
 20:5n-3 nd nd 1.58 0.43 0.54
 22:6n-3 nd nd 4.18 5.31 5.16
 N-6/ N-3 5.10 185.38 2.52 2.52 2.58
  1. nd: trace (< 0.05% of fatty acids)
  2. TBHQ tertiary butylhydroquinone, SFA saturated fatty acid, MUFA monounsaturated fatty acid, PUFA polyunsaturated fatty acid, N-6 n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, N-3 n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids