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Table 1 Formulation and fatty acid composition of the experimental diets.

From: Erratum to: Effects of alpha-linolenic acid vs. docosahexaenoic acid supply on the distribution of fatty acids among the rat cardiac subcellular membranes after a short- or long-term dietary exposure

  CTL diet DHA diet ALA diet Extruded linseed flour 5
  g/kg of diet g/kg of diet g/kg of diet g/kg
Basal mix 1     
Protein     200
Soy protein isolate 2 170 170 147  
Glucides     110
Sucrose 220 220 216 35
Cornstarch 440 440 402  
Fibers (mucilages, ...)     171
Cellulose 20 20   80
Minerals and other components     44
L-Cystine 5 5 5  
Choline chloride 5 5 5  
Mineral mixture 3 50 50 48  
Vitamin mixture 3 10 10 10  
Extruded linseed flour 4    122  
Lipids     280
hydrogenated coconut oil 5 15.2 15 11.3  
Cocoa butter 6 14.4 18 25.7  
Sunflower seed oil 7 48 17 8.9  
Rapeseed oil 8 2.4 10   
n-3 LCPUFA-rich oil 9   20   
Humidity     80
Fatty acid composition 10 % of total FA % of total FA % of total FA % of total FA
14:0 4.7 4.6 3.5 -
16:0 11.2 13.2 10.2 5.9
18:0 8.5 11.4 8.4 2.9
18:1 n-9 21.7 17.5 17.0 17.3
18:2 n-6 35.5 16.9 18.2 17.7
18:3 n-3 0.6 23.3 1.4 55.1
20:5 n-3 - - 2.5 -
22:5 n-3 0.3 0.5 0.5 -
22:6 n-3 - - 16.8 -
Total SFA 40.6 40.7 39.8 9.1
Total MUFA 22.7 18.4 18.0 18.1
Total PUFA 36.8 40.8 42.2 72.8
Total n-6 PUFA 36.0 17.5 20.5 17.7
Total n-3 PUFA 0.7 23.4 21.7 55.1
n-6/n-3 ratio 50.6 0.7 0.9 0.3
PUFA/SFA ratio 0.9 1.0 1.1 8.0