Table 2

The comparative levels of SAM and SAH and of SAM:SAH ratios in the erythrocytes of men and womena

Time (wk)Gender
MenWomen
SAMb02.40 ± 0.051.69 ± 0.09c
12.30 ± 0.071.61 ± 0.08c
22.16 ± 0.06d1.62 ± 0.08c
2.28 ± 0.06e1.63 ± 0.08c
SAHb00.38 ± 0.030.38 ± 0.02
10.36 ± 0.030.38 ± 0.02
20.34 ± 0.020.35 ± 0.02
0.36 ± 0.03e0.37 ± 0.02
SAM:SAHb07.84 ± 0.824.90 ± 0.36c
17.98 ± 0.824.78 ± 0.35c
27.56 ± 0.664.90 ± 0.32c
7.80 ± 0.75e4.86 ± 0.32c
HCys011.2 ± 0.69.3 ± 0.5c
112.2 ± 0.59.8 ± 0.7c
212.7 ± 0.510.8 ± 0.7c
12.0 ± 0.5e10.0 ± 0.7c
  • a Experimental details on the patients and protocols.

  • b SAM, SAH, and HCys are expressed as the means of the μmolar concentrations ± SE and SAM:SAH ratios as the means ± SE.

  • c Significantly different from the corresponding value seen in men (P < 0.01).

  • d Significantly different from the corresponding 0-time mean (P < 0.01).

  • e Average.