alexa Application of metabolomics to cardiovascular biomarker and pathway discovery.
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Journal of Data Mining in Genomics & Proteomics

Author(s): Lewis GD, Asnani A, Gerszten RE

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Abstract Emerging technologies based on mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance enable the monitoring of hundreds of metabolites from tissues or body fluids, that is, "metabolomics." Because metabolites change rapidly in response to physiologic perturbations, they represent proximal reporters of disease phenotypes. The profiling of low molecular weight biochemicals, including lipids, sugars, nucleotides, organic acids, and amino acids, that serve as substrates and products in metabolic pathways is particularly relevant to cardiovascular diseases. In addition to serving as disease biomarkers, circulating metabolites may participate in previously unanticipated roles as regulatory signals with hormone-like functions. Cellular metabolic pathways are highly conserved among species, facilitating complementary functional studies in model organisms to provide insight into metabolic changes identified in humans. Although metabolic profiling technologies and methods of pattern recognition and data reduction remain under development, the coupling of metabolomics with other functional genomic approaches promises to extend our ability to elucidate biological pathways and discover biomarkers of human disease.
This article was published in J Am Coll Cardiol and referenced in Journal of Data Mining in Genomics & Proteomics

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