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Table 3.

Significant differences between an endotherm (the rat) and an ectotherm(a lizard) in the level of phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine(PE) and phosphatidylserine (PS) molecules present in tissue phospholipids

Predominant FA
Liver
Kidney
Heart
Brain
sn-1sn-2PCPEPSPCPEPSPCPEPSPCPEPS
16:0 16:0    NS   *   *   
 16:1         *    
 18:0 *  *    *  * *  * 
 18:1 NS *  NS *  NS *  NS *  
 18:2 * *  * NS  * *     
 20:4 * *  * *  *    *  
 22:4           *  
 22:6 * *   *  * *  * *  
16:1 18:1    *   *      
18:0 18:0            * 
 18:1 * *  * * * * NS * * * * 
 18:2 * * * * NS * * * *    
 20:4 * * * * * * * * * * * * 
 22:4        *   * * 
 22:5  *      *   * * 
 22:6 * *     * *   * NS 
18:1 18:1 * *  * * * * *   NS * 
 18:2 * *  * *  * *     
 20:4 * NS   NS  * *   NS  
18:2 18:2 * *  *  * NS      
Predominant FA
Liver
Kidney
Heart
Brain
sn-1sn-2PCPEPSPCPEPSPCPEPSPCPEPS
16:0 16:0    NS   *   *   
 16:1         *    
 18:0 *  *    *  * *  * 
 18:1 NS *  NS *  NS *  NS *  
 18:2 * *  * NS  * *     
 20:4 * *  * *  *    *  
 22:4           *  
 22:6 * *   *  * *  * *  
16:1 18:1    *   *      
18:0 18:0            * 
 18:1 * *  * * * * NS * * * * 
 18:2 * * * * NS * * * *    
 20:4 * * * * * * * * * * * * 
 22:4        *   * * 
 22:5  *      *   * * 
 22:6 * *     * *   * NS 
18:1 18:1 * *  * * * * *   NS * 
 18:2 * *  * *  * *     
 20:4 * NS   NS  * *   NS  
18:2 18:2 * *  *  * NS      

Significant differences are indicated, with P<0.05 (asterisk)as a minimum; NS, non-significant difference

Values are shown in Figs 2, 3, 4, 5 

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