Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Nature Communications

Volume

11

Issue

1

Publisher

Springer Nature

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

32431

Funders

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-19473-7#Ack1

Comments

Huynh, K., Lim, W. L. F., Giles, C., Jayawardana, K. S., Salim, A., Mellett, N. A., … Meikle, P. J. (2020). Concordant peripheral lipidome signatures in two large clinical studies of Alzheimer’s disease. Nature Communications, 11, article 5698. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19473-7

Abstract

© 2020, The Author(s). Changes to lipid metabolism are tightly associated with the onset and pathology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Lipids are complex molecules comprising many isomeric and isobaric species, necessitating detailed analysis to enable interpretation of biological significance. Our expanded targeted lipidomics platform (569 species across 32 classes) allows for detailed lipid separation and characterisation. In this study we examined peripheral samples of two cohorts (AIBL, n = 1112 and ADNI, n = 800). We are able to identify concordant peripheral signatures associated with prevalent AD arising from lipid pathways including; ether lipids, sphingolipids (notably GM3 gangliosides) and lipid classes previously associated with cardiometabolic disease (phosphatidylethanolamine and triglycerides). We subsequently identified similar lipid signatures in both cohorts with future disease. Lastly, we developed multivariate lipid models that improved classification and prediction. Our results provide a holistic view between the lipidome and AD using a comprehensive approach, providing targets for further mechanistic investigation.

DOI

10.1038/s41467-020-19473-7

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research Themes

Health

Priority Areas

Neuroscience and neurorehabilitation

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