Summary of Study ST001148

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 PR000767. The data can be accessed directly via it's Project DOI: 10.21228/M8J68Z This work is supported by NIH grant, U2C- DK119886.


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Study IDST001148
Study TitleEffect of cell harvesting technique and storage on metabolic profiles in human skin fibroblasts
Study TypeMethod
Study SummaryHuman skin fibroblasts were cultured in MEM media supplemented with 15% FBS. Cells were harvested using (i) trypsinization, (ii) scraping, (iii) methanol fixation and scraping, (iV) methanol fixation, scraping, and drying. Targeted metabolomics analysis of organic acids, amino acids, and acycarnitines was conducted at Mayo Clinic Metabolomics Core Facility.
Mayo Clinic
Last NameWilkins
First NameJordan
Address200 First St SW
Submit Date2019-02-27
Analysis Type DetailGC/LC-MS
Release Date2019-09-23
Release Version1
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Sample Preparation:

Sampleprep ID:SP001221
Sampleprep Summary:Targeted metabolomics analysis of amino acids, acylcarnitines, and metabolites of the TCA cycle was conducted at the Mayo Clinic Metabolomics Center. Samples harvested in methanol were dried using a Speed Vacuum. Cell pellets were sonicated in 100 µL PBS and spiked with 15 - 25 µL of the respective internal standards. Proteins were removed by adding 450 µL of cold 1:1 methanol/acetonitrile solution with subsequent centrifugation for 15 minutes (18,000 x g at 4ºC). Supernatants were transferred to a 1 mL dram and dried under a nitrogen stream for approximately 30 minutes. Prior to detection, TCA cycle metabolites were derivatized using ethoxyamine and then with MtBSTFA + 1% tBDMCS (N-Methyl-N-(t-Butyldimethylsilyl)-Trifluoroacetamide + 1% t-Butyldimethylchlorosilane). Amino acids were derivatized with 6-aminoquinolyl-N-hydroxysuccinimidyl carbamate using the Waters AccQ-Fluor Reagent Kit (Cat. # WATO52880). Acylcarnitines were reconstituted in buffer containing 99% MeOH, 1% H2O, 1 mM ammonium formate, and 0.1% formic acid. Organic acids were detected with an Agilent 5977A gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) under electron impact and single ion monitoring conditions. Analytes were separated on an Agilent DB-5MS column (30 m x 0.25 mm x 0.25μm). Sample injection volume was 1 μL performed in splitless mode. The inlet temperature was maintained at 250°C. The carrier gas was helium set at a flow rate of 0.9 ml/min. The initial oven temperature was 120°C set with the following ramp rates: Ramp to 180°C at 25°C/min; Ramp to 270°C at 6°C/min; Ramp to 325°C at 30°C/min. The transfer line temperature was 280°C. Concentrations of lactic acid, fumaric acid, succinic acid, oxaloacetic acid, alpha-ketoglutaric acid, malic acid, 2-hydroxyglutaric acid, cis-aconitic acid, citric acid, and isocitric acid were measured against a calibration curve. Amino acids were analyzed using Thermo TSQ Quantum Ultra mass spectrometer (West Palm Beach, FL) coupled with a Waters ACQUITY ultra performance liquid chromatography BEH C18 column (2.1 mm x 150 mm x. 1.7 μm). Data acquisition was performed using selected reaction monitoring (SRM) and positive electrospray ionization (ESI). Injection volume was 1 μL. The column flow rate was 400 μL/min with an isothermal set at 43°C. Mobile phase A was 1% acetonitrile in 0.1% formic acid, and mobile phase B was 100% acetonitrile. The mass spectrometer was operated with 4000 capillary voltage, 50 sheath gas, 20 auxiliary gas, and 15 sweep gas. The capillary temperature was 2700°C. Collision gas was 1.5 Torr and collision energy was 25 V. The tube lens was kept at 90 V. The concentration of amino acids was calculated against a calibration curve. Acylcarnitines were analyzed using a Waters ACQUITY UPLC system (Milford, MA) coupled with a Thermo TSQ Quantiva tandem mass spectrometer (West Palm Beach, FL) in SRM and positive (H)ESI mode. Analytes were separated on a Waters ACQUITY UPLC BEH C8 column (2.1 mm x 150 mm x. 1.7 μm) with an isothermal temperature of 43°C. The mass spectrometer capillary voltage was set to 4000 with a sheath gas 30, auxiliary gas 5, and sweep gas 2. The ion transfer tube was maintained at 300°C with the vaporizer at 40°C, collision gas at 1.5 Torr, and collision energy at 12 V. Concentrations of carnitine, acetylcarnitine, propionylcarnitine, butyrylcarnitine, isovalerylcarnitine, octanoylcarnitine, lauroylcarnitine, myristoylcarnitine, palmitoylcarnitine, oleoylcarnitine, and stearoylcarnitine were measured against a calibration curve. Data sets collected by GC/MS were analyzed using Mass Hunter GC/MS Quantitation software version B.07 (Agilent). Analysis of LC/MS data sets was performed using Xcalibur Quant browser (Thermo Scientific).