Summary of Study ST002031

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 PR001288. The data can be accessed directly via it's Project DOI: 10.21228/M8771V This work is supported by NIH grant, U2C- DK119886.


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Study IDST002031
Study TitleIrradiation causes alterations of polyamine, purine and sulfur metabolism in red blood cells and multiple organs (Whole blood)
Study SummaryInvestigating the metabolic effects of radiation is critical to understand the impact of radiotherapy (e.g., for bone marrow irradiation prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the clinic or in laboratory studies), space travel, and exposure to environmental radiation. In patients undergoing hemopoietic stem cell transplantation, iron overload is a common risk factor for poor outcomes. Previous studies assert that both irradiation and iron independently modulate tryptophan and indole metabolism of the microbiome, which may in turn impact host immune response. However, no studies have interrogated the multi-organ effects of these treatments concurrently. Herein, we use a model that recapitulate transfusional iron overload, a condition often observed in chronically transfused patients with thalassemia, sickle cell disease, or myelodysplastic syndrome. We applied an omics approach to investigate the impact of both iron load and irradiation on the host metabolome. Our results revealed dose-dependent effects of irradiation in red blood cells (RBC), plasma, spleen, and liver energy and redox metabolism. Increases in polyamines and purine salvage metabolites were observed in organs with high oxygen consumption including the heart, kidney, and brain. Irradiation also impacted the metabolism of the duodenum, colon, and stool, suggesting a potential effect on the microbiome. Iron infusion affected the respose to radiation in the organs and blood, especially in RBC polyamine metabolism and spleen antioxidant metabolism, and affected glucose, sulfur (especially methionine and glutathione systems) and tryptophan metabolism in the liver, stool, and brain. Together, the results suggest that radiation impacts metabolism on a multi-organ level with a significant interaction of host iron status.
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Last NameRoy
First NameMicaela
Address13001 E 17th Pl, Aurora, CO 80045
Submit Date2021-12-27
Raw Data AvailableYes
Raw Data File Type(s)raw(Thermo)
Analysis Type DetailLC-MS
Release Date2022-01-21
Release Version1
Micaela Roy Micaela Roy application/zip

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Subject ID:SU002113
Subject Type:Mammal
Subject Species:Mus musculus
Taxonomy ID:10090