Table 1.

Percentages of total fatty acids per lipid class transported in high density, low density and very low density lipoproteins in rainbow trout plasma

HDL LDL VLDL
Fatty acidsPLTAGNEFAPLTAGNEFAPLTAGNEFA
SFA19.2 (2.1)15.0 (2.3)63.6 (9.4)18.8 (2.4)17.4 (4.3)69.7 (6.6)16.2 (3.5)11.3 (4.3)80.4 (6.9)
MUFA17.5 (0.9)34.4 (2.1)22.4 (6.6)17.4 (0.7)35.2 (2.7)16.5 (3.6)12.9 (2.1)39.8 (4.3)16.8 (7.0)
PUFA63.3 (2.6)50.6 (3.1)14.0 (2.9)63.7 (2.9)47.4 (4.6)13.7 (4.0)70.9 (5.1)48.9 (5.8)2.8 (1.1)
  • HDL, high density, LDL, low density and VLDL, very low density lipoproteins; PL, phospholipid; TAG, triacylglycerol; NEFA, non-esterified fatty acid; SFA, saturated, MUFA, monounsaturated and PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids

    Measurements were made on two groups of 7 fish after 4 days of resting or swimming. Because exercise had no significant effect, pooled values are reported as means (s.e.m.) (N=14)