Biofluid Metabolomics in Preterm Birth Research
authors Gil, AM; Duarte, D
nationality International
journal REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES
author keywords preterm birth; biomarker; prediction; metabolomics; metabonomics; biofluids; metabolism; newborn and infant development
keywords TRIMESTER AMNIOTIC-FLUID; INBORN-ERRORS; MATERNAL URINE; PRENATAL DISORDERS; NMR METABOLOMICS; EARLY-PREGNANCY; FORMULA MILK; METABOLISM; BLOOD; PREECLAMPSIA
abstract This article presents an account of the research carried out so far in the use of metabolomics to find biomarkers of preterm birth (PTB) in fetal, maternal, and newborn biofluids. Metabolomic studies have employed mainly nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy or mass spectrometry-based methodologies to analyze, on one hand, prenatal biofluids (amniotic fluid, maternal urine/maternal blood, cervicovaginal fluid) to identify predictive biomarkers of PTB, and on the other hand, biofluids collected at or after birth (amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood, newborn urine, and newborn blood, maternal blood, or breast milk) to assess and follow up the health status of PTB babies. Besides advancing on the biochemical knowledge of PTB metabolism mainly during the in utero period and at birth, the work carried out has also helped to identify important requirements related to experimental design and analytical protocol that need to be addressed, if translation of these biomarkers to the clinic is to be envisaged. An outlook of possible future developments for the translation of laboratory results to the clinic is presented.
publisher SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
issn 1933-7191
year published 2018
volume 25
issue 7
beginning page 967
ending page 977
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1177/1933719118756748
web of science category Obstetrics & Gynecology; Reproductive Biology
subject category Obstetrics & Gynecology; Reproductive Biology
unique article identifier WOS:000436068600002
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