TABLE 2

Muscle ceramide and sphingomyelin content in the study group (n = 27)

Fatty acidCeramide (nmol/g tissue)Sphingomyelin (nmol/g tissue)
Total499.81 ± 266.811,334.75 ± 246.30
Myristic (14:0)49.52 ± 32.7049.47 ± 25.55
Palmitic (16:0)153.76 ± 104.14379.29 ± 103.15
Palmitoleic (16:1)13.33 ± 10.564.44 ± 5.25
Stearic (18:0)97.90 ± 60.49391.34 ± 59.93
Oleic (18:1)88.21 ± 59.9827.98 ± 11.13
Linoleic (18:2)24.61 ± 16.3822.24 ± 12.40
Linolenic (18:3)4.25 ± 3.771.59 ± 3.06
Arachidic (20:0)7.42 ± 5.3637.49 ± 9.68
Arachidonic (20:4)18.65 ± 25.9512.92 ± 3.94
Eicosapentaenoic (20:5)1.69 ± 2.381.05 ± 1.91
Behenic (22:0)9.86 ± 8.69116.65 ± 33.89
Docosahexaenoic (22:6)1.62 ± 2.701.85 ± 3.46
Nervonic (24:1)28.98 ± 30.48288.44 ± 92.55
  • Data are expressed as means ± SD.