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Reliability of serum metabolite concentrations over a 4-month period using a rargeted metabolomic approach

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Title:Reliability of serum metabolite concentrations over a 4-month period using a rargeted metabolomic approach
Creators Name:Floegel, A. and Drogan, D. and Wang-Sattler, R. and Prehn, C. and Illig, T. and Adamski, J. and Joost, H.G. and Boeing, H. and Pischon, T.
Abstract:Metabolomics is a promising tool for discovery of novel biomarkers of chronic disease risk in prospective epidemiologic studies. We investigated the between- and within-person variation of the concentrations of 163 serum metabolites over a period of 4 months to evaluate the metabolite reliability expressed by the intraclass-correlation coefficient (ICC: the ratio of between-person variance and total variance). The analyses were performed with the BIOCRATES AbsoluteIDQ(TM) targeted metabolomics technology, including acylcarnitines, amino acids, glycerophospholipids, sphingolipids and hexose in 100 healthy individuals from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam study who had provided two fasting blood samples 4 months apart. Overall, serum reliability of metabolites over a 4-month period was good. The median ICC of the 163 metabolites was 0.57. The highest ICC was observed for hydroxysphingomyelin C14:1 (ICC = 0.85) and the lowest was found for acylcarnitine C3:1 (ICC = 0). Reliability was high for hexose (ICC = 0.76), sphingolipids (median ICC = 0.66; range: 0.24-0.85), amino acids (median ICC = 0.58; range: 0.41-0.72) and glycerophospholipids (median ICC = 0.58; range: 0.03-0.81). Among acylcarnitines, reliability of short and medium chain saturated compounds was good to excellent (ICC range: 0.50-0.81). Serum reliability was lower for most hydroxyacylcarnitines and monounsaturated acylcarnitines (ICC range: 0.11-0.45 and 0.00-0.63, respectively). For most of the metabolites a single measurement may be sufficient for risk assessment in epidemiologic studies with healthy subjects.
Keywords:Metabolomics, Reproducibility of Results, Serum
Source:PLoS ONE
Publisher:Public Library of Science (U.S.A.)
Page Range:e21103
Date:15 June 2011
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0021103
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