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Spanier, B.* ; Laurençon, A.* ; Weiser, A.* ; Pujol, N.* ; Omi, S.* ; Barsch, A.* ; Korf, A.* ; Meyer, S.W.* ; Ewbank, J.J.* ; Paladino, F.* ; Garvis, S.* ; Aguilaniu, H.* ; Witting,M.

Comparison of lipidome profiles of Caenorhabditis elegans—results from an inter-laboratory ring trial.

Metabolomics 17:25 (2021)
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Introduction: Lipidomic profiling allows 100s if not 1000s of lipids in a sample to be detected and quantified. Modern lipidomics techniques are ultra-sensitive assays that enable the discovery of novel biomarkers in a variety of fields and provide new insight in mechanistic investigations. Despite much progress in lipidomics, there remains, as for all high throughput “omics” strategies, the need to develop strategies to standardize and integrate quality control into studies in order to enhance robustness, reproducibility, and usability of studies within specific fields and beyond. Objectives: We aimed to understand how much results from lipid profiling in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans are influenced by different culture conditions in different laboratories. Methods: In this work we have undertaken an inter-laboratory study, comparing the lipid profiles of N2 wild type C. elegans and daf-2(e1370) mutants lacking a functional insulin receptor. Sample were collected from worms grown in four separate laboratories under standardized growth conditions. We used an UPLC-UHR-ToF–MS system allowing chromatographic separation before MS analysis. Results: We found common qualitative changes in several marker lipids in samples from the individual laboratories. On the other hand, even in this controlled experimental system, the exact fold-changes for each marker varied between laboratories. Conclusion: Our results thus reveal a serious limitation to the reproducibility of current lipid profiling experiments and reveal challenges to the integration of such data from different laboratories.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Caenorhabditis Elegans ; Laboratory Comparison ; Lipid Profiling ; Lipidomics ; Uhplc-qtof-ms
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1573-3882
e-ISSN 1573-3890
Journal Metabolomics
Quellenangaben Volume: 17, Issue: 3, Pages: , Article Number: 25 Supplement: ,
Publisher Springer
Publishing Place New York, NY
Reviewing status Peer reviewed
Grants NIH HHS