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Original Article

Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1H NMR) Metabolomics Study in Serum, Urine, and Cystic Fluid for Differentiating Fertility and Staging of Intra-abdominal Hydatid Cyst in Adults

Nikhil Raj, Anshuman Pandey, Raja Roy, Manodeep Sen, Jyotsna Agarwal

Keywords : 1H NMR, Cystic echinococcosis, Hepatic cyst, Hydatid disease, Metabolomics

Citation Information : Raj N, Pandey A, Roy R, Sen M, Agarwal J. Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (1H NMR) Metabolomics Study in Serum, Urine, and Cystic Fluid for Differentiating Fertility and Staging of Intra-abdominal Hydatid Cyst in Adults. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2024; 14 (1):30-34.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1416

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Background: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a parasitic zoonosis caused by the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus. Over the past few years, a lot of research has been done on liver illnesses using metabolomics techniques to identify biomarkers which could identify the diseases in its early stages. The present study was done to explore biomarkers in serum, urine, and cystic fluid which would help in differentiating, staging, and assessing fertility of intra-abdominal hydatid cyst by using proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR) metabolomics. Materials and methods: In the study, 28 subjects (16 cases and 12 controls) were enrolled. Staging of hydatid cysts was performed using ultrasonography. In patients complying with case and control definition, blood, urine, and cystic fluid were collected for complete blood count, urine culture, Echinococcus IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and metabolomic analysis. The 17, 15, and 11 metabolites in serum, urine, and cystic fluid samples were quantified, respectively, to differentiate between case and control group. Results: In this study, we observed that there was a significant downregulation of succinate metabolite in urine samples of cases, down-regulation of five metabolites (isoleucine, valine, histidine, tyrosine and formate) and upregulation of alanine in cystic fluid of cases. Conclusion: Current study demonstrates that metabolomics can be used non-invasively for rapid diagnosis of CE. This is one of the very few studies, which used1H NMR spectroscopy, to analyze the profile of metabolites in serum, urine, and cystic fluid in cases of CE and controls.

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