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Table 1 Fatty acid composition of HCT cells treated by different EPA concentrations

From: Krill oil extract suppresses cell growth and induces apoptosis of human colorectal cancer cells

  Control Ethanol EPA (100 μM) EPA (200 μM)
LA (n-6) 0.62 ± 0.04a 0.59 ± 0.01a 0.47 ± 0.02b 0.44 ± 0.01b
ALA (n-3) 0.10 ± 0.02 0.09 ± 0.01 0.08 ± 0.01 0.09 ± 0.00
AA (20:4 n-6) 1.46 ± 0.12a 1.44 ± 0.06a 0.89 ± 0.02b 0.74 ± 0.06b
EPA (20:5 n-3) 0.25 ± 0.03a 0.27 ± 0.05a 5.97 ± 0.11b 9.57 ± 0.64c
DPA (22:5 n-3) 0.71 ± 0.03a 0.72 ± 0.01a 2.75 ± 0.05b 1.54 ± 0.12b
DHA (22:6 n-3) 0.76 ± 0.03a 0.71 ± 0.02a 0.37 ± 0.01b 0.36 ± 0.01b
EPA + DHA 1.00 ± 0.05a 0.98 ± 0.03a 6.33 ± 0.11b 9.92 ± 0.63c
Total n-3 1.81 ± 0.09a 1.79 ± 0.04a 9.16 ± 0.16b 11.55 ± 0.76b
Total n-6 2.07 ± 0.14a 2.03 ± 0.06a 1.36 ± 0.03b 1.17 ± 0.06b
n3/n6 0.87 ± 0.25a 0.88 ± 0.01a 6.72 ± 0.11b 9.85 ± 0.69c
  1. Values expressed as mean ± SD. Values in the same row with different superscript letters indicate the significance (p < 0.05)