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Methodological highlighs from publications using small molecule omics techniques.
► Magno Lopes, Kristyna Brejchova, Martin Riecan, Michaela Novakova, Martin Rossmeisl, Tomas Cajka, Ondrej Kuda✉
Metabolomics atlas of oral 13C-glucose tolerance test in mice
Cell Reports, 2021, 27 (2), 109833 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109833
5-PAHSA primes adipocytes for glucose metabolism in a different way from insulin. 5-PAHSA partially re-wires glucose metabolism pathways in favor of Krebs cycle, NADPH synthesis and de novo lipogenesis. Simplified metabolic situation is animated through the pathway within 15 minutes of glucose uptake into adipocytes. Details and conditions in Paluchova et al. DOI and FAHFA page
[4-2H]-glucose can be used as a malic enzyme tracer, which specifically labels NADPH’s redox active hydrogen. The deuteron from [4-2H]-glucose is passed to NAD2H by glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) during glycolysis. This cytosolic NAD2H can be used by cytosolic malate dehydrogenase 1 (MDH) to convert cytosolic oxaloacetate (coming from citrate cleavage by ATP citrate lyase) to cytosolic [2-2H]-malate. This deuterated malate can be either transported to mitochondria or converted by malic enzyme 1 (ME1) to cytosolic pyruvate and cytosolic NADP2H. This NADP2H represents the energy for DNL. During the synthesis of a fatty acid from acetyl-CoA units (via malonyl-CoA), two NADPH molecules are used per one C2 unit. The fatty acid labeling is the result of two stochastic hydrogen selection processes, with 1/3 of hydrogens coming from water and 2/3 coming from NADPH. If cytosolic NADP2H is present, contribution of malic enzyme 1 NADPH to fatty acid synthesis can be measured.
3T3-L1 differentiated adipocytes were incubated with or without 40 µM 5-PAHSA in medium with [4-2H]-glucose for 24 hours without insulin, metabolism quenched on liquid nitrogen, cells extracted to preserve NADPH and NADP+ ratio, and raw extracts immediately measured by LC-MS/MS according to a published protocol.
Malate labeling M+1 documents that the deuteron was introduced by labeled NADH. For further details regarding malate labeling and its alternative fate see ref. Lewis et al. NADPH M+1 over NAPD+ M+1 labeling represent the redox-active deuteron on NADP2H. 5-PAHSA treatment resulted in significantly higher labeling of cytosolic NADPH. For more details see ref. Lie et al. Scheme adapted from Lewis et al.. Data from this labeling experiments were adjusted for C, H, O, N, P natural abundance and tracer purity using IsoCor-2.0.5. Details and conditions in Paluchova et al. DOI and FAHFA page
For the simple synthesis of TAGs, glycerol phosphate and acyl-CoAs are needed. WAT is virtually lacking glycerol kinase, thus all glycerol phosphate has to be synthesized either via glycolysis (green path) or glyceroneogenesis (pink path). During glycolysis, deuteria (up to 3, M+3) could be incorporated from water within the equilibrium between Glyceraldehyde-Ⓟ, Dihydroxyacetone-Ⓟ, and Glycerol-3-Ⓟ. The alternative glyceroneogenic pathway precursors are deuterium-labeled within the Krebs cycle and further during conversion of Phosphoenolpyruvate to Glyceraldehyde-Ⓟ. This path may incorporate up to 5 deuteria per glycerol after several turns of the Krebs cycle. The intermediates labeled with deuteria within the Krebs cycle may also enter the de novo lipogenic pathway (blue path) as labeled Acetyl-CoA. The first (and future terminal methyl group) Acetyl-CoA keeps the deuteria, while the later Acetyl-CoAs are converted to Malonyl-CoAs and lose one deuteria from the Krebs cycle. During the elongation process of the acyl-intermediate, NADPH+H+ provides additional deuteria equilibrated from body water, thus potentially increasing the enrichment (red path). Finally, both glycerol phosphate and newly synthesized palmitate can form TAG. The degree of enrichment of the final TAG might be diluted by the contribution of FA re-esterification / lipolysis or import of external fatty acids. There are up to 6 metabolically different hydrogens, which could be exchanged for deuterium in a simple TAG.
► Petra Janovska, Vojtech Melenovsky, Michaela Svobodova, Tereza Havlenova, Helena Kratochvilova, Martin Haluzik, Eva Hoskova, Terezie Pelikanova, Josef Kautzner, Luca Monzo, Ivana Jurcova, Katerina Adamcova, Lucie Lenkova, Jana Buresova, Martin Rossmeisl, Ondrej Kuda, Tomas Cajka, Jan Kopecky✉
Dysregulation of epicardial adipose tissue in cachexia due to heart failure: the role of natriuretic peptides and cardiolipin
Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 2020, Sep 4, in press DOI https://doi.org/10.1002/jcsm.12631