BioMed Research International / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Myristic Acid Produces Anxiolytic-Like Effects in Wistar Rats in the Elevated Plus Maze

Table 2

Number of crossing, activity time, and resting time in the locomotor activity test.

TreatmentCrossing ()Activity time (s)Resting time (s)

Vehicle41.10 ± 6.0299.36 ± 4.95206.84 ± 6.37
FAT-M 47.33 ± 7.33108.63 ± 8.29189.17 ± 8.09
Linoleic acid29.30 ± 2.7974.34 ± 10.12 225.65 ± 10.12
Palmitoleic acid46.00 ± 7.2197.43 ± 9.54202.52 ± 9.54
Stearic acid40.60 ± 5.5789.33 ± 6.87210.64 ± 6.87
Myristic acid45.90 ± 7.05110.24 ± 13.25189.22 ± 13.09
Elaidic acid33.30 ± 4.7185.71 ± 6.90214.27 ± 6.89
Lauric acid46.20 ± 11.54108.25 ± 11.93191.75 ± 11.93
Oleic acid 22.50 ± 3.89* 54.92 ± 5.84* 245.08 ± 5.84*
Palmitic acid26.50 ± 3.4776.86 ± 6.99223.10 ± 6.99
Diazepam31.40 ± 2.58100.66 ± 8.77199.33 ± 8.77

Values are expressed as mean ± standard error from each variable. versus vehicle group. FAT-M: fatty acid mixture group. One-way ANOVA; Dunnett post hoc test.