Investigating the Effects of Fructose Consumption and Inadequate Copper Intake on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Poster Mar 22, 2017
David E. Alonso, Biyun Shi, Ming Song, Xinmin Yin, Xiaoli Wei, Michelle Page, Joe Binkley, Craig McClain, and Xiang Zhang
Inflammation, oxidative stress, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and obesity are key clinical risk factors for the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Interactions between diet, liver, and immune system play an important role in this disease. Increased fructose consumption and inadequate copper intake are two critical factors that may contribute to metabolic syndrome and lead to the development of diseases such as NAFLD. For example, increased consumption of high fructose corn syrup has been associated with liver fibrosis severity in subjects with NAFLD.
Metabolomics is a viable method for identifying compounds associated with NAFLD. In this investigation, high-quality data facilitate the identification of key metabolites differentiating normal versus diseased species.
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Automated robotic sample preparation with hyphenated dual LC-SWATH/MS analysis for lipids and polar metabolites.
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Pyrolysis-GC/MS is an effective tool in introducing and analyzing polymers. But since the polymer must be broken down to volatile segments in order to be sent to the GC, identification by the Mass Spec does not look at the original polymer, but only the fragments. This poster will look at a unique library designed to work with the existing NIST library, however contains averaged spectra of pyrolyzed polymers so it can be used to directly identify the original polymer sample.READ MORE
Application of Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) and On‐Fiber Derivatization to Detect Precursors of Biomolecules in the study of Proto‐metabolismPoster
In the studies of origins of life, plausible synthetic reaction pathways to form biological relevant molecules, or building blocks of proto‐bilayer lipids, protein, RNA, and DNA in the primitive environment have been investigated intensively.READ MORE