Summary of project PR001648

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 PR001648. The data can be accessed directly via it's Project DOI: 10.21228/M8PF0K This work is supported by NIH grant, U2C- DK119886.


Project ID: PR001648
Project DOI:doi: 10.21228/M8PF0K
Project Title:Blood metabolomics and impacted cellular mechanisms during transition into lactation in dairy cows that develop metritis
Project Type:Case-Control Study
Project Summary:The objective of this study was to identify metabolites associated with metritis and use them for identification of cellular mechanisms affected during transition into lactation. Holstein cows (n = 104) had blood collected in the prepartum period (d-14 ± 6), at calving (d0), and at the day of metritis diagnosis (d7 ± 2). Cows with reddish or brownish, watery, and fetid discharge were diagnosed with metritis (n = 52). Cows with metritis were paired with herdmates without metritis (n = 52) based on DIM. The metabolome of plasma samples was evaluated using untargeted gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Univariate analyses included t-tests and fold change analyses. Metabolites with false discovery rate (FDR) adjusted P ≤ 0.10 on t-tests were used for partial least squares – discriminant analysis PLS-DA coupled with permutational analysis using 2,000 permutations. Metabolites with FDR adjusted P ≤ 0.10 on t-tests were also used for enriched pathway analyses and identification of cellular processes. Cows that developed metritis had affected cellular processes associated with lower amino acid metabolism in the prepartum period, greater lipolysis, cell death, and oxidative stress at calving and at metritis diagnosis, and greater leukocyte activation at calving, but lower immune cell activation at metritis diagnosis. In summary, cows that developed metritis had plasma metabolomic changes associated with greater lipolysis, oxidative stress, and a dysregulated immune response which may predispose cows to metritis development.
Institute:University of Florida
Department:College of Veterinary Medicine
Laboratory:Large Animal Clinical Sciences
Last Name:Casaro
First Name:Segundo
Address:117 Deriso Hall, 2015 SW 16th Ave.
Funding Source:USDA NIFA AFRI

Summary of all studies in project PR001648

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ST002556 Blood metabolomics and impacted cellular mechanisms during transition into lactation in dairy cows that develop metritis Bos taurus University of Florida MS 2023-04-28 1 312 Not available