TABLE 3

Fatty acid composition of sciatic nerve

Fatty acidCDCDHADDHA
C16:015.0 ± 0.4a14.0 ± 0.5a,b14.4 ± 0.3a12.9 ± 0.2b
C16:12.5 ± 0.2a,b1.4 ± 0.2c3.2 ± 0.4a1.8 ± 0.3b,c
C18:09.9 ± 0.4b10.3 ± 1.1a,b9.9 ± 0.6b11.5 ± 0.4a
C18:141.9 ± 0.9a41.8 ± 1.1a42.7 ± 1.4a41.9 ± 1.0a
C18:2(n-6)6.3 ± 0.8a6.6 ± 1.4a5.4 ± 1.1a3.9 ± 0.8a
C18:4(n-3)1.8 ± 0.1b2.1 ± 0.1a1.7 ± 0.1b2.2 ± 0.1a
C20:4(n-6)3.6 ± 0.2b3.9 ± 0.2a,b3.7 ± 0.2b4.2 ± 0.1a
C20:5(n-3)3.5 ± 0.2b,c3.8 ± 0.2b3.2 ± 0.2c4.3 ± 0.2a
C22:5(n-3)1.8 ± 0.1a1.8 ± 0.1a1.1 ± 0.1b1.7 ± 0.2a
C22:6(n-3)1.2 ± 0.1b1.2 ± 0.1b1.4 ± 0.1a1.5 ± 0.1a
SFA24.9 ± 0.1a24.3 ± 1.0a24.3 ± 0.3a24.4 ± 0.3a
MUFA46.6 ± 0.8a45.8 ± 1.1a47.5 ± 1.2a46.2 ± 0.8a
PUFA19.4 ± 0.4a21.0 ± 1.0a17.6 ± 0.7b18.7 ± 0.6a,b
n-611.0 ± 0.6a12.2 ± 1.3a,b10.2 ± 1.0a,b9.1 ± 0.7b
n-38.3 ± 0.4b,c9.0 ± 0.4a,b7.4 ± 0.4c9.6 ± 0.4a
n-6/n-31.4 ± 0.1a1.5 ± 0.2a1.5 ± 0.3a1.0 ± 0.1b
  • Data are means ± SEM (n = 10). Values in the same row not bearing at least one same superscript letter are significantly different.