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Table 4 Maternal organ weights and gene expression

From: Maternal dietary ratio of linoleic acid to alpha-linolenic acid during pregnancy has sex-specific effects on placental and fetal weights in the rat

  High LA (18% Fat) High LA (36% Fat) Low LA (18% Fat) Low LA (36% Fat)
Bodyweight (g) 376.4 ± 4.65 384.41 ± 11.00 384.34 ± 16.90 353.63 ± 9.55
Heart (% BW) 0.25 ± 0.01a 0.26 ± 0.01a 0.28 ± 0.02b 0.28 ± 0.01b
Lungs (% BW) 0.37 ± 0.05 0.36 ± 0.03 0.38 ± 0.05 0.36 ± 0.04
Kidney (%BW) 0.53 ± 0.02 0.50 ± 0.01 0.53 ± 0.02 0.54 ± 0.02
Liver (% BW) 4.01 ± 0.14 3.95 ± 0.07 4.10 ± 0.10 3.94 ± 0.10
Brain (% BW) 0.47 ± 0.02 0.46 ± 0.01 0.50 ± 0.03 0.53 ± 0.02
Gonadal Fat (% BW) 2.95 ± 0.03 2.38 ± 0.18 2.33 ± 0.18 3.04 ± 0.58
Retroperitoneal Fat (% BW) 1.18 ± 0.17 1.18 ± 0.17 1.18 ± 0.011 1.79 ± 0.24
Liver mRNA Expression
Fasn 5.51 ± 1.33 2.83 ± 0.59 6.08 ± 2.31 4.24 ± 1.21
Lpl 3.13 ± 1.00 2.39 ± 0.75 2.52 ± 0.80 1.74 ± 0.71
Pparg 5.81 ± 1.85 2.30 ± 0.77 3.38 ± 0.78 2.09 ± 0.73
Srebf1 1.33 ± 0.31 1.20 ± 0.22 1.23 ± 0.50 2.67 ± 1.14
Retroperitoneal Fat mRNA Expression
Fasn 0.12 ± 0.05 0.07 ± 0.04 0.15 ± 0.05 0.13 ± 0.07
Lpl 2.18 ± 0.66 1.82 ± 0.81 2.18 ± 0.72 1.48 ± 0.16
Pparg 1.15 ± 0.47 1.40 ± 0.59 1.76 ± 0.48 1.03 ± 0.17
Srebf1 1.17 ± 0.40 1.16 ± 0.41 1.38 ± 0.42 1.11 ± 0.13
Lep 2.59 ± 0.67 2.73 ± 0.99 2.31 ± 0.69 1.83 ± 0.34
  1. Data are presented as mean values ± SEM (n = 4–6 per group). LA linoleic acid, BW bodyweight, mRNA messenger ribonucleic acid, Fasn fatty acid synthase, Lpl lipoprotein lipase, Pparg peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, Srebf1 sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1, Lep leptin. Mean values with unlike superscript letters were significantly different (P < 0.05)