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Table 2 Comparison of liver and plasma lipids between healthy and cats with hepatic lipidosis (HL)

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

  Liver Plasma
Cats spayed/neutered HL cats Cats spayed/neutered HL cats
(n = 12) (n = 5) (n = 12) (n = 5)
Total TAG1
 (nmol/mg prot) 68 ± 48 584 ± 277a   
 (mmol/l)    0.22 ± 0.11 0.40 ± 0.25
%TAG 56:6/72 0.7 ± 0.3 1.0 ± 0.3a 0.8 ± 0.3 1.8 ± 1.4
TAG unsat/sat3 1.0 ± 0.4 1.0 ± 0.7 1.8 ± 0.3 1.0 ± 0.7
Total PC4
 (nmol/mg prot) 24.1 ± 2.7 10.2 ± 5.0 a   
 (mmol/l)    0.16 ± 0.03 0.16 ± 0.04
 % PC4 34:2 16.9 ± 2.4 20.7 ± 4.0 18.3 ± 2.2 19.3 ± 1.9
 % PC 34:1 8.2 ± 1.3 12.5 ± 4.3 6.4 ± 1.6 12.8 ± 7.0
 % PC 36:4 6.6 ± 0.6 5.3 ± 1.5 7.1 ± 1.0 5.8 ± 2.0
 % PC 36:3 8.4 ± 1.4 6.4 ± 2.5 11.0 ± 2.0 8.4 ± 2.3a
 % PC 36:2 24.0 ± 2.5 24.0 ± 6.2 22.6 ± 1.6 22.8 ± 3.0
 % PC 36:1 10.6 ± 1.1 11.6 ± 3.6 8.4 ± 0.9 10.2 ± 2.7
 % PC 38:4 13.6 ± 1.7 8.8 ± 3.9 a 11.8 ± 2.2 10.0 ± 3.2
 % PC 38:6 3.8 ± 1.1 3.7 ± 1.7 4.2 ± 1.4 4.0 ± 1.5
 % PC 40:6 4.0 ± 1.6 3.7 ± 2.0 4.2 ± 1.6 3.7 ± 2.0
SM 16:05 (% of PC) 3.8 ± 0.6 8.0 ± 3.5 a 7.2 ± 0.9 14.2 ± 6.4a
  1. 1. TAG = triacylglycerol
  2. 2. TAG 56:6/7 = TAG containing relative long unsatured acyl chains
  3. 3. TAG unsat/sat = the ratio between TAG with 5 or 6 double bonds versus 2 or 3 double bonds
  4. 4. PC = phosphatidylcholine
  5. 5. SM = sphingomyelin (SM)
  6. a = P < 0.005 HL vs healthy cats