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NMR-based metabonomics has been widely employed to understand the stressor-induced perturbations to mammalian metabolism. However, inter-sample chemical shift variations for metabolites remain an outstanding problem for effective data mining. In this work, we systematically investigated the effects of pH and ionic strength on the chemical shifts for a(More)
Cupriavidus necator JMP134 utilizes meta-nitrophenol (MNP) as a sole source of carbon, nitrogen, and energy. The metabolic reconstruction of MNP degradation performed in silico suggested that the mnp cluster might have played important roles in MNP degradation. In order to experimentally confirm the prediction, we have now characterized mnpA-encoded(More)
Microbial metabolomic analysis is essential for understanding responses of microorganisms to heat stress. To understand the comprehensive metabolic responses of Escherichia coli to continuous heat stress, we characterized the metabolomic variations induced by heat stress using NMR spectroscopy in combination with multivariate data analysis. We detected 15(More)
Obesity is a condition resulting from the interactions of individual biology and environmental factors causing multiple complications. To understand the system's metabolic changes associated with the obesity development and progression, we systematically analyzed the dynamic metabonomic changes induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) in multiple biological(More)
Arginine plays an important role regulating nutrient metabolism, but the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. This study was conducted to determine the effect of dietary arginine supplementation on the metabolome in serum of growing pigs using 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Sixteen 120-day-old pigs (48 ± 1 kg) were randomly assigned to(More)
Metabonomic analysis is an important molecular phenotyping method for understanding plant ecotypic variations and gene functions. Here, we systematically characterized the metabonomic variations associated with three Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (SMB) cultivars using the combined NMR and LC-DAD-MS detections in conjunction with multivariate data analysis. Our(More)
The interplay between genetic mutation and environmental factors is believed to contribute to the etiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). While focused attention has been paid to the aforementioned research, time-specific and organ-specific metabolic changes associated with IBD are still lacking. Here, we induced acute ulcerative colitis in mice by(More)
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and appropriate multivariate statistical analyses have been employed on mucosal colonic biopsies, colonocytes, lymphocytes, and urine from patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and controls in order to explore the diagnostic possibilities, define new potential biomarkers, and generate a better understanding of(More)
Understanding the metabolic basis of glucose intolerances and insulin resistance is essential to facilitate early diagnosis, satisfactory therapies and personalized treatments of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Here, we analyzed the serum metabolic variations from 231 human participants with normal glucose tolerance (NGT, n = 80, M/F = 34/46, mean age 53 +/- 10(More)
Brown planthopper (BPH) is a notorious pest of rice plants attacking leaf sheaths and seriously affecting global rice production. However, how rice plants respond against BPH remains to be fully understood. To understand systems metabolic responses of rice plants to BPH infestation, we analyzed BPH-induced metabolic changes in leaf sheaths of both(More)