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.
Nitrogen metabolism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a systems-based approachPoster
Previous studies suggested that Mycobacterium tuberculosis obtains nitrogen from a diverse range of intracellular nutrients including amino acids. Here, we use a novel system’s based three-pronged approach to define pathways for uptake and assimilation of nitrogen.READ MORE
IntelliXtract 2.0: Simplified Intelligent Component Extraction and DetectionPoster
*Simplified detection and Component Extraction algorithm from LC-MS and GC-MS datasets
*New improved algorithm based on ion threads
*Reduced number of parameters to select for analysis
*Reduced false positives leading to reduced analysis time
Role of Elevated Airway Glucose (and Other Biochemicals) in Bacterial InfectionsPoster
Bacteria that live in the airways need something to eat: they mainly use host derived biochemicals, for example glucose. When levels of airway biochemicals are dysregulated, bacterial colonisation increases, enabling infection. We investigated how changes in airway glucose effect bacterial infection.READ MORE