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Fig. 2

From: Sex specific differences in hepatic and plasma lipid profiles in healthy cats pre and post spaying and neutering: relationship with feline hepatic lipidosis

Fig. 2

Effect of sex and castration on palmitoyl-arachidonoyl-phosphatidylcholine (PC36:4). The phosphatidylcholine (16:0, 20:4) species (PC36:4) were determined in liver biopsies from 6 cats per group. Significant differences were present in liver PC 36:4 between male and female cats (gender) and between male cats pre and post neutering and female cats pre and post spaying. Notice how in the male cats, neutering increases the PC 36:4 liver values. In female cats, spaying decreases the PC 36:4 liver values. # intact cat had low estrogen level

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