Summary of project PR001475

This data is available at the NIH Common Fund's National Metabolomics Data Repository (NMDR) website, the Metabolomics Workbench,, where it has been assigned Project ID PR001475. The data can be accessed directly via it's Project DOI: 10.21228/M82M60 This work is supported by NIH grant, U2C- DK119886.


Project ID: PR001475
Project DOI:doi: 10.21228/M82M60
Project Title:Integrated metabolomics and lipidomics study of patients with atopic dermatitis in response to dupilumab
Project Summary:Background: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is one of the most common chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Dupilumab, a monoclonal antibody that targets the interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-13 receptors, has been widely used in AD because of its efficacy. However, metabolic changes occurring in patients with AD in response to dupilumab remains unknown. In this study, we integrated metabolomics and lipidomics analyses with clinical data to explore potential metabolic alterations associated with dupilumab therapeutic efficacy. In addition, we investigate whether the development of treatment side effects was linked to the dysregulation of metabolic pathways. Methods: A total of 33 patients with AD were included in the current study, with serum samples collected before and after treatment with dupilumab. Comprehensive metabolomic and lipidomic analyses have previously been developed to identify serum metabolites (including lipids) that vary among treatment groups. An orthogonal partial least squares discriminant analysis model was established to screen for differential metabolites and metabolites with variable importance in projection > 1 and p < 0.05 were considered potential metabolic biomarkers. MetaboAnalyst 5.0 was used to identify related metabolic pathways. Patients were further classified into two groups, well responders (n = 19) and poor responders (n = 14), to identify differential metabolites between the two groups. Results: The results revealed significant changes in serum metabolites before and after 16 weeks of dupilumab treatment. Variations in the metabolic profile were more significant in the well-responder group than in the poor-responder group. Pathway enrichment analysis revealed that differential metabolites derived from the well-responder group were mainly involved in glycerophospholipid metabolism, valine, leucine and isoleucine biosynthesis, the citrate cycle, arachidonic acid metabolism, pyrimidine metabolism, and sphingolipid metabolism. Conclusion: Serum metabolic profiles of patients with AD varied significantly after treatment with dupilumab. Differential metabolites and their related metabolic pathways may provide clues for understanding the effects of dupilumab on patient metabolism.
Institute:Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
Last Name:Zhang
First Name:Lishan
Address:No.1 Shuaifuyuan Wangfujing Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100730, China.

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ST002302 Integrated metabolomics and lipidomics study of patients with atopic dermatitis in response to dupilumab Homo sapiens Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences MS* 2022-10-18 1 73 Uploaded data (2.5G)*