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Table 2 Effects of ELF-EMF and RS exposure on FAMEs in brain regions

From: Extremely low frequency electromagnetic field exposure and restraint stress induce changes on the brain lipid profile of Wistar rats

Relative abundance % Eicosatetraenoic (20:4) % Docosahexaenoic (22:6) % Docosatetraenoic (22:4)
Cortex
 C 4.9 ± 1.2 2.2 ± 1.1 0.8 ± 0.4
 RS 1.9 ± 1.0* 0.7 ± 0.1* 0.5 ± 0.3
 ELF-EMF 2.7 ± 1.4* 0.8 ± 0.5* 0.3 ± 0.2*
 RS + ELF-EMF 5.4 ± 0.8# 2.8 ± 0.8# 0.7 ± 0.2
Cerebellum
 C 2.8 ± 0.8 1.5 ± 0.8 0.3 ± 0.2
 RS 1.9 ± 0.7 0.8 ± 0.5 ND
 ELF-EMF 1.3 ± 0.6* 0.6 ± 0.4* ND
 RS + ELF-EMF 1.3 ± 0.5* 0.3 ± 0.2* ND
Subcortical
 C 4.8 ± 0.7 2.5 ± 0.5 0.8 ± 0.2
 RS 3.1 ± 1.5& 1.5 ± 0.9& 0.4 ± 0.3&
 ELF-EMF 6.5 ± 0.6* 4.1 ± 1.3* 1.5 ± 0.5*
 RS + ELF-EMF 4.4 ± 1.0& 2.4 ± 0.8& 0.6 ± 0.3&
  1. Octadecenoic (18:1) and eicosaenoic (20:1) acids were found in all regions, average 20–30 and 0.8–2%, respectively, without differences versus control group. Results are expressed as mean ± SD of 6 animals in each group (*p < 0.05 vs. control group, &p < 0.05 vs. ELF-EMF group, and #p < 0.05 vs. RS and EMF groups)
  2. ND no detected