Evidence of a DHA Signature in the Lipidome and Metabolome of Human Hepatocytes
AbstractCell supplementation with bioactive molecules often causes a perturbation in the whole intracellular environment. Omics techniques can be applied for the assessment of this perturbation. In this study, the overall effect of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation on cultured human hepatocyte lipidome and metabolome has been investigated using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in combination with traditional techniques. The effect of two additional bioactives sharing with DHA the lipid-lowering effect—propionic acid (PRO) and protocatechuic acid (PCA)—has also been evaluated in the context of possible synergism. NMR analysis of the cell lipid extracts showed that DHA supplementation, alone or in combination with PCA or PRO, strongly altered the cell lipid profile. The perfect discrimination between cells receiving DHA (alone or in combination) and the other cells reinforced the idea of a global rearrangement of the lipid environment induced by DHA. Notably, gas chromatography and fluorimetric analyses confirmed the strong discrimination obtained by NMR. The DHA signature was evidenced not only in the cell lipidome, but also in the metabolome. Results reported herein indicate that NMR, combined with other techniques, represents a fundamental approach to studying the effect of bioactive supplementation, particularly in the case of molecules with a broad spectrum of mechanisms of action. View Full-Text
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Ghini, V.; Di Nunzio, M.; Tenori, L.; Valli, V.; Danesi, F.; Capozzi, F.; Luchinat, C.; Bordoni, A. Evidence of a DHA Signature in the Lipidome and Metabolome of Human Hepatocytes. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 359.
Ghini V, Di Nunzio M, Tenori L, Valli V, Danesi F, Capozzi F, Luchinat C, Bordoni A. Evidence of a DHA Signature in the Lipidome and Metabolome of Human Hepatocytes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(2):359.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ghini, Veronica; Di Nunzio, Mattia; Tenori, Leonardo; Valli, Veronica; Danesi, Francesca; Capozzi, Francesco; Luchinat, Claudio; Bordoni, Alessandra. 2017. "Evidence of a DHA Signature in the Lipidome and Metabolome of Human Hepatocytes." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 2: 359.
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