Fatty Acids Metabolism Targeted Panel
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Fatty Acids Metabolism
Fatty acids play many physiologically important roles in an organism. They are not only key metabolites of energy storage and production but also the basic building blocks of complex lipids that form cellular membranes. A variety of bioactive forms of fatty acid metabolites, known as lipid mediators, act as local hormones and are involved in many physiological systems and pathological processes (eg, eicosanoids, lysophospholipids, resolvins, protectins, maresins). Dysregulation of fatty acid metabolism has been associated with many diseases.
Metabolomics reveals biological insights otherwise unseen. In a successful metabolomics study, both small molecule discovery and the ability to dig deeper into specific biomarkers of interest can uncover actionable insights that propel new therapeutic developments. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) technology and expertise are required to identify these biomarkers of interest and develop assays that are sensitive enough to explore them fully.
At Metabolon, we understand the crucial role that fatty acids play in disease, and we’ve established best-in-class expertise. This panel focuses on specific fatty acids and their metabolic pathways and can be used to track biomarkers and enhance biological understanding across preclinical and clinical research.
Fatty Acids Metabolism Targeted Panel Details
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|Myristic Acid (14:0)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Pentadecanoic Acid (15:0)||0.600 µg/mL|
|Palmitic Acid (16:0)||8.00 µg/mL|
|Stearic Acid (18:0)||4.0 µg/mL|
|Arachidic Acid (20:0)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Myristoleic Acid (14:1n5)||0.600 µg/mL|
|Palmitoleic Acid (16:1n7)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Vaccenic Acid (18:1n7)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Oleic Acid (18:1n9)||8.00 µg/mL|
|Cis-11-Eicosaenoic Acid (20:1n9)||0.600 µg/mL|
|Mead Acid (20:3n9)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Linoleic Acid (18:2n6)||8.00 µg/mL|
|Gamma-Linolenic Acid (18:3n6)||0.600 µg/mL|
|Dihomo-Gamma-Linolenic Acid (20:3n6)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Arachidonic Acid (20:4n6)||6.00 µg/mL|
|Adrenic Acid (22:4n6)||0.600 µg/mL|
|Osbond Acid (22:5n6)||0.600 µg/mL|
|Cis-11,14-Eicosadienoic Acid (20:2n6)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Alpha-Linolenic Acid (18:3n3)||0.600 µg/mL|
|Stearidonic Acid (18:4n3)||0.600 µg/mL|
|Eicosatetraenoic Acid (ETA) (20:4n3)||0.600 µg/mL|
|Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) (20:5n3)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Docosapentaenoic Acid (22:5n3)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) (22:6n3)||2.00 µg/mL|
|Margaric Acid (17:0)||1.00 µg/mL|
|Cis-13-16-Docosadienoic Acid (22:2n6)||0.600 µg/mL|
Analysis Method and Instrumentation:
Fatty acids are determined by GC-MS (Agilent 7890A/5975C) as their respective methyl esters after conversion of all free and conjugated fatty acids into methyl esters (FAME Analysis). The Fatty Acids Metabolism Targeted Panel measures the total fatty acid content of 28 fatty acids in a variety of matrices.
|Sample Type and Required Amounts|
|Sample Type||Sample Requirements|
|Plasma/Serum||150 to 250 µL|
Disclaimer: This method is for Research Use Only and is not to be used for diagnostic purposes.
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Fatty Acids Metabolism Targeted Panel Applications
Dysregulated metabolism, especially glucose and biosynthetic pathways, is a hallmark change and is essential for the growth and proliferation of individual cancer cells; indeed, the physiological health of the patient is as much a part of the equation as the tumor. Metabolomics can identify cancer-specific drug targets and broadly assess the patient’s overall metabolic phenotype, addressing key questions regarding who might respond to the therapy and who may be adversely affected by a given treatment. This can give insight into determinants of responders/non-responders and potential factors that can possibly cause adverse events, thereby streamlining the screening process, and aiding in better patient care. Thus, Metabolon’s targeted metabolite assays for amino acids, central carbon, glucose tolerance, fatty acid, and tryptophan/kynurenine ratio can inform on treatment development and position programs for success by providing a functional readout of the patients’ and the tumors’ molecular phenotype in multiple biochemical pathways.
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