Summary of Study ST000916

This data is available at the NIH Common Fund's National Metabolomics Data Repository (NMDR) website, the Metabolomics Workbench,, where it has been assigned Project ID PR000633. The data can be accessed directly via it's Project DOI: 10.21228/M8V961 This work is supported by NIH grant, U2C- DK119886.


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Study IDST000916
Study TitleBiomarkers of NAFLD progression: a lipidomics approach to an epidemic. Part 2:Plasma
Study TypeLipidomics Study
Study SummaryThe spectrum of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) includes steatosis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and cirrhosis. Recognition and timely diagnosis of these different stages, particularly NASH, is important for both potential reversibility and limitation of complications. Liver biopsy remains the clinical standard for definitive diagnosis. Diagnostic tools minimizing the need for invasive procedures or that add information to histologic data are important in novel management strategies for the growing epidemic of NAFLD. We describe an 'omics' approach to detecting a reproducible signature of lipid metabolites, aqueous intracellular metabolites, SNPs, and mRNA transcripts in a double-blinded study of patients with different stages of NAFLD that involves profiling liver biopsies, plasma, and urine samples. Using linear discriminant analysis, a panel of 20 plasma metabolites that includes glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids, sterols, and various aqueous small molecular weight components involved in cellular metabolic pathways, can be used to differentiate between NASH and steatosis. This identification of differential biomolecular signatures has the potential to improve clinical diagnosis and facilitate therapeutic intervention of NAFLD.
Last NameFahy
First NameEoin
Address9500 Gilman, La Jolla, CA, 92093, USA
Submit Date2018-01-14
Raw Data AvailableYes
Analysis Type DetailGC/LC-MS
Release Date2018-04-05
Release Version1
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Collection ID:CO000948
Collection Summary:Human samples were collected according to a protocol approved by Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Internal Review Board (#120829) and under informed written patients' consent prior to inclusion in this study. Sample sizes were selected to minimize the invasive procedures. Plasma samples were obtained from patients' blood collected during standard of care surgical procedures. Urine samples were collected from patients' Foley catheters placed for standard of care procedure. Liver samples were obtained from the excess tissue collected as part of the standard of care liver biopsies performed at the time of surgery that would otherwise be discarded. Subsequently, studies at University of California, San Diego were conducted under further auspices of University of California, San Diego Internal Review Board #121220.
Sample Type:Plasma