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Table 2 Quantification of [13C]AA, [13C]EPA and [13C]DHA after exposure of HepG2 cells to [13C] LA-/[13C]ALA-methylester at ratios of 0:1, 1:1, 4:1, 9:1 and 1:0 for 24 hours.

From: Quantitation of alpha-linolenic acid elongation to eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid as affected by the ratio of n6/n3 fatty acids

  LA/ALA 0:1 LA/ALA 1:1 LA/ALA 4:1 LA/ALA 9:1 LA/ALA 1:0
13 C LA administered [μmol] - 50 80 90 100
13 C AA [μmol] - 3.4 ± 0.04 5.7 ± 0.32 6.3 ± 0.21 3.3 ± 0.27
13 C ALA administered [μmol] 100 50 20 10 -
13 C EPA [μmol] 10.8 ± 0.51 5.7 ± 0.19 1.5 ± 0.05 1.4 ± 0.04 -
13 C DHA [μmol] 0.18 ± 0.02 0.48 ± 0.01 0.11 ± 0.01 0.04 ± 0.004 -