Untargeted Metabolomics Based on Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Plasma and Erythrocyte Samples in Childhood Obesity.

González-Domínguez Á, Armeni M, Savolainen O, Lechuga-Sancho AM, Landberg R, González-Domínguez R

Methods Mol. Biol. 2571 (-) 115-122 [2022-09-25; online 2022-09-25]

The circulating metabolome of human peripheral blood provides valuable information to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of diseases and to discover candidate biomarkers. In particular, erythrocytes have been proposed as potential systemic indicators of the metabolic and redox status of the organism. To accomplish wide-coverage metabolomics analysis, the combination of complementary analytical techniques is necessary to manage the physicochemical complexity of the human metabolome. Herein, we describe an untargeted metabolomics method to capture the plasmatic and erythroid metabolomes based on ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution mass spectrometry, combining reversed-phase liquid chromatography and hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography. The method provides comprehensive metabolomics fingerprinting of plasma and erythrocyte samples, thereby enabling the elucidation of the distinctive metabolic disturbances behind childhood obesity and associated comorbidities, such as insulin resistance.

Chalmers Mass Spectrometry Infrastructure [Collaborative]

PubMed 36152155

DOI 10.1007/978-1-0716-2699-3_11

Crossref 10.1007/978-1-0716-2699-3_11

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