Integrative Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Analysis for the Study of Bladder Cancer
AbstractMetabolism reprogramming is considered a hallmark of cancer. The study of bladder cancer (BC) metabolism could be the key to developing new strategies for diagnosis and therapy. This work aimed to identify tissue and urinary metabolic signatures as biomarkers of BC and get further insight into BC tumor biology through the study of gene-metabolite networks and the integration of metabolomics and transcriptomics data. BC and control tissue samples (n = 44) from the same patients were analyzed by High-Resolution Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and microarrays techniques. Besides, urinary profiling study (n = 35) was performed in the same patients to identify a metabolomic profile, linked with BC tissue hallmarks, as a potential non-invasive approach for BC diagnosis. The metabolic profile allowed for the classification of BC tissue samples with a sensitivity and specificity of 100%. The most discriminant metabolites for BC tissue samples reflected alterations in amino acids, glutathione, and taurine metabolic pathways. Transcriptomic data supported metabolomic results and revealed a predominant downregulation of metabolic genes belonging to phosphorylative oxidation, tricarboxylic acid cycle, and amino acid metabolism. The urinary profiling study showed a relation with taurine and other amino acids perturbed pathways observed in BC tissue samples, and classified BC from non-tumor urine samples with good sensitivities (91%) and specificities (77%). This urinary profile could be used as a non-invasive tool for BC diagnosis and follow-up. View Full-Text
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Loras, A.; Suárez-Cabrera, C.; Martínez-Bisbal, M.C.; Quintás, G.; Paramio, J.M.; Martínez-Máñez, R.; Gil, S.; Ruiz-Cerdá, J.L. Integrative Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Analysis for the Study of Bladder Cancer. Cancers 2019, 11, 686.
Loras A, Suárez-Cabrera C, Martínez-Bisbal MC, Quintás G, Paramio JM, Martínez-Máñez R, Gil S, Ruiz-Cerdá JL. Integrative Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Analysis for the Study of Bladder Cancer. Cancers. 2019; 11(5):686.Chicago/Turabian Style
Loras, Alba; Suárez-Cabrera, Cristian; Martínez-Bisbal, M. C.; Quintás, Guillermo; Paramio, Jesús M.; Martínez-Máñez, Ramón; Gil, Salvador; Ruiz-Cerdá, José L. 2019. "Integrative Metabolomic and Transcriptomic Analysis for the Study of Bladder Cancer." Cancers 11, no. 5: 686.
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