Table 2

The fatty acid composition of cell membrane of HepG2 cell (%).

Fatty acid

Control

DHA

EPA

ALA


Total SFA

7.5 ± 1.1

7.5 ± 1.0

7.8 ± 1.2

7.6 ± 1.0

Total MUFA

75.3 ± 2.7

75.3 ± 3.1

74.5 ± 3.8

74.2 ± 2.9

Total n-6 PUFA

13.4 ± 1.3

12.5 ± 1.9

13.4 ± 2.0

13.4 ± 1.9

18:3n-3

1.3 ± 0.1b

1.3 ± 0.4b

1.5 ± 0.2b

2.4 ± 0.1a

20:5n-3

1.3 ± 0.2b

1.3 ± 0.1b

1.6 ± 0.4a

1.4 ± 0.0b

22:5n-3

0.4 ± 0.0

0.4 ± 0.2

0.5 ± 0.1

0.5 ± 0.0

22:6n-3

0.8 ± 0.2b

1.7 ± 1.0a

0.7 ± 0.1b

0.8 ± 0.3b

Total n-3 PUFA

3.8 ± 1.2b

4.7 ± 1.7a

4.3 ± 1.2a

5.1 ± 0.9a


The data was presented as Mean ± SD.

a, b, c Values within one row with different letters are significantly different (p < 0.5).

SFA: saturated fatty acid. MUFA: monounsaturated fatty acid. PUFA: polyunsaturated fatty acid. DHA: docosahexaenoic acid. EPA: eicosapentaenoic acid. ALA: alpha-linolenic acid.

Huang et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:6   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-6

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