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Table 1 Fatty acid distribution in the liver tissue of Plasmodium chabaudi AS or Plasmodium berghei NK65 infected mice at different days after the infection

From: Differential induction of malaria liver pathology in mice infected with Plasmodium chabaudi AS or Plasmodium berghei NK65

  % of total
Control P. chabaudi
AS day 8
P. chabaudi
AS day 10
P. berghei
NK65 day 8
P. berghei
NK65 day 10
C16:0 palmitic acid 20.76 ± 1.0 25.04 ± 0.8* 26.10 ± 0.1* 18.41 ± 0.9* 18.01 ± 0.2*
C16:1 palmitoleic acid 1.10 ± 0.2 1.24 ± 0.1 1.17 ± 0.1 0.63 ± 0.3* 0.59 ± 0.1*
C18:0 stearic acid 13.25 ± 1.6 12.80 ± 0.7 13.47 ± 1.1 13.54 ± 1.7 13.87 ± 0.9
C18:1 oleic acid 10.12 ± 1.5 9.98 ± 1.5 11.01 ± 1.2 10.52 ± 1.5 10.20 ± 1.0
C18:2 n − 6 linoleic acid 15.00 ± 1.4 17.4 ± 0.6 17.98 ± 1.2 22.19 ± 2.4** 23.01 ± 1.9**
C18:3 n − 3 α-linolenic acid 0.25 ± 0.1 0.22 ± 0.1 0.19 ± 0.1 0.21 ± 0.1 0.20 ± 0.1
C18:3 n − 6 γ-linolenic acid 0.17 ± 0.1 0.18 ± 0.1 0.17 ± 0.1 0.16 ± 0.1 0.19 ± 0.1
C20:3 n − 6 eicosatrienoic acid 1.20 ± 0.1 0.98 ± 0.2 1.10 ± 0.1 0.51 ± 0.1*** 0.49 ± 0.1***
C20:4 n − 6 arachidonic acid 22.02 ± 1.1 19.99 ± 0.8* 18.97 ± 1.0* 16.81 ± 1.4*** 16.01 ± 1.2***
C20:5 n − 3 eicosapentaenoic acid 0.29 ± 0.1 0.22 ± 0.1 0.30 ± 0.1 0.21 ± 0.1 0.29 ± 0.1
C22:5 n − 3 docosapentaenoic acid 0.38 ± 0.1 0.57 ± 0.1* 0.60 ± 0.2* 0.37 ± 0.1 0.39 ± 0.1
C22:6 n − 3 docosahexanoic acid 9.28 ± 0.7 9.26 ± 1.2 9.40 ± 1.0 9.79 ± 0.6 9.70 ± 0.9
C18:2/C20:4 0.68 ± 0.1 0.87 ± 0.1 0.95 ± 0.1* 1.32 ± 0.1** 1.44 ± 0.2***
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD
  2. * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001 vs Control n = 6–7