TABLE 6

Choline and related metabolite concentrations in the plasma of ZDF fa/? rats and ZDF fa/fa rats at 5 and 11 weeks of age

Metabolite5 weeks11 weeks
ZDF fa/?ZDF fa/faZDF fa/?ZDf fa/fa
Betaine0.17 ± 0.040.17 ± 0.020.12 ± 0.030.09 ± 0.03
Choline0.08 ± 0.020.08 ± 0.030.07 ± 0.010.08 ± 0.02
Phosphatidylcholine0.86 ± 0.270.95 ± 0.230.80 ± 0.29a1.69 ± 0.48b
  • Data are means ± SD (μmol/ml). Differences in superscript letters signify a statistically significant difference from the ZDF fa/? rats of the same age (P < 0.05).