A n-3 PUFA depletion applied to rainbow trout fry (Oncorhynchus mykiss) does not modulate its subsequent lipid bioconversion capacity

Julie Mellery, Jonathan Brel, Junio Dort, Florian Geay, Patrick Kestemont, David S. Francis, Yvan Larondelle, Xavier Rollin

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Abstract

Nutritional strategies are currently developed to produce farmed fish rich in n-3 long-chain PUFA (LC-PUFA) whilst replacing fish oil by plant-derived oils in aquafeeds. The optimisation of such strategies requires a thorough understanding of fish lipid metabolism and its nutritional modulation. The present study evaluated the fatty acid bioconversion capacity of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fry previously depleted in n-3 PUFA through a 60-d pre-experimental feeding period with a sunflower oil-based diet (SO) followed by a 36-d experimental period during which fish were fed either a linseed oil-based diet (LO) (this treatment being called SO/LO) or a fish oil-based diet (FO) (this treatment being called SO/FO). These treatments were compared with fish continuously fed on SO, LO or FO for 96 d. At the end of the 36-d experimental period, SO/LO and SO/FO fish recovered >80 % of the n-3 LC-PUFA reported for LO and FO fish, respectively. Fish fed on LO showed high apparent in vivo elongation and desaturation activities along the n-3 biosynthesis pathway. However, at the end of the experimental period, no impact of the fish n-3 PUFA depletion was observed on apparent in vivo elongation and desaturation activities of SO/LO fish as compared with LO fish. In contrast, the fish n-3 PUFA depletion negatively modulated the n-6 PUFA bioconversion capacity of fish in terms of reduced apparent in vivo elongation and desaturation activities. The effects were similar after 10 or 36 d of the experimental period, indicating the absence of short-term effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-199
Number of pages13
JournalBritish Journal of Nutrition
Volume117
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Fatty acid metabolism
  • Lipid bioconversion capacity
  • Plant-derived oils
  • Rainbow trout
  • Whole body fatty acid balance method
  • Fatty Acids, Omega-6/administration & dosage
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Linseed Oil/metabolism
  • Malnutrition/metabolism
  • Fatty Acid Desaturases/metabolism
  • Animals
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Diet
  • Fish Oils/metabolism
  • Plant Oils/metabolism
  • Fatty Acids, Omega-3/administration & dosage
  • Oncorhynchus mykiss/growth & development
  • Animal Feed
  • Aquaculture

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