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Table 5 Concentrations (mean ± SD) of selected fatty acids in three representative CNS regions. 18:0 (stearic acid) and 22:4n-6 (adrenic acid) were not significantly altered by treatments in these CNS regions or in most others. While 18:1n-9 (oleic acid) was significantly different in occipital cortex and hippocampus but not corpus callosum, the magnitude of the differences was small and overall means are reported. 22:5n-6 (Osbond acid) was significantly elevated in all regions (except thalamus DM), for the P- and T- groups, similar to the patterns shown for the regions in this table.

From: The influence of long chain polyunsaturate supplementation on docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid in baboon neonate central nervous system

  Occipital Corpus Callosum Hippocampus    
18:0a 19.5 ± 0.23 18.4 ± 0.72 19.3 ± 0.40    
18:1n-9 10.6 ± 0.30b1 15.9 ± 0.80 11.5 ± 0.30b2    
22:4n-6c 5.60 ± 0.25 7.060 ± 0.29 5.89 ± 0.19    
22:5n-6 B T+ T- P+ P-  
Occipital 1.97 ± 0.23 2.26 ± 0.32 2.47 ± 0.40 1.85 ± 0.23 2.39 ± 0.16 T-,P->B; T+,T-,P->P+
Corpus Callosum 1.16 ± 0.22 1.79 ± 0.26 1.43 ± 0.27 1.41 ± 0.22 1.94 ± 0.33 T+,P->B; T->T+; T+>P+; P->T-,P+
Hippocampus 1.86 ± 0.30 2.27 ± 0.40 2.28 ± 0.41 1.88 ± 0.16 2.33 ± 0.14 T+,T-,P->B; T+,T-,P->P+
  1. a,cNo significant differences among groups (B, T+, T-, P+, P-).
  2. b1Significant group differences: B<T-,P+
  3. b2Significant group differences: B<T-,P+, P-