Trans isomeric and LCPUFA are inversely correlated in erythrocyte membrane lipids at mid-gestation

Tamás Marosvölgyi, Cristina Campoy, Berthold Koletzko, Éva Szabó, Viktoria Jakobik, Margarita Jimenez, Hans Demmelmair, Tamás Decsi

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Abstract

Fatty acid composition of erythrocyte phosphatidylcholines was determined by high-resolution capillary gas chromatography in Spanish (n = 120), German (n = 78) and Hungarian (n = 43) expectant women at the 20th week of gestation. The sum of trans isomeric fatty acids was significantly (p < 0.05) lower in Hungarian (0.68 [0.43]% wt/wt, median [IQR]) than in Spanish (0.82 [0.53]) expectant women. There were no significant correlations between the sum of trans isomers and linoleic acid or alpha-linolenic acid in either of the three groups. In contrast, there were significant inverse correlations between the sum of trans fatty acids and arachidonic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in all the three groups. These data raise the possibility that maternal trans isomeric fatty acid status may be inversely associated to the essential fatty acid status of the foetus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Nutrition Programming and Health Outcomes in Later Life
Subtitle of host publicationObesity and Beyond
EditorsBerthold Koletzko, Tamas Decsi, Denes Molnar, Anne de la Hunty
Pages159-163
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume646
ISSN (Print)0065-2598

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Keywords

  • Arachidonic acid
  • Docosahexaenoic acid
  • Foetal nutrition
  • Trans fatty acids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Marosvölgyi, T., Campoy, C., Koletzko, B., Szabó, É., Jakobik, V., Jimenez, M., Demmelmair, H., & Decsi, T. (2009). Trans isomeric and LCPUFA are inversely correlated in erythrocyte membrane lipids at mid-gestation. In B. Koletzko, T. Decsi, D. Molnar, & A. de la Hunty (Eds.), Early Nutrition Programming and Health Outcomes in Later Life: Obesity and Beyond (pp. 159-163). (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology; Vol. 646). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9173-5_18