Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

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Anwar MA, Adesina-Georgiadis KN, Spagou K, Vorkas PA, Li JV, Shalhoub J, Holmes E, Davies AHet al., 2017, A comprehensive characterisation of the metabolic profile of varicose veins; implications in elaborating plausible cellular pathways for disease pathogenesis, Scientific Reports, Vol: 7, ISSN: 2045-2322

Metabolic phenotypes reflect both the genetic and environmental factors which contribute to the development of varicose veins (VV). This study utilises analytical techniques to provide a comprehensive metabolic picture of VV disease, with the aim of identifying putative cellular pathways of disease pathogenesis. VV (n = 80) and non-VV (n = 35) aqueous and lipid metabolite extracts were analysed using 600 MHz 1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and Ultra-Performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. A subset of tissue samples (8 subjects and 8 controls) were analysed for microRNA expression and the data analysed with mirBase ( Using Multivariate statistical analysis, Ingenuity pathway analysis software, DIANALAB database and published literature, the association of significant metabolites with relevant cellular pathways were understood. Higher concentrations of glutamate, taurine, myo-inositol, creatine and inosine were present in aqueous extracts and phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine and sphingomyelin in lipid extracts in the VV group compared with non-VV group. Out of 7 differentially expressed miRNAs, spearman correlation testing highlighted correlation of hsa-miR-642a-3p, hsa-miR-4459 and hsa-miR-135a-3p expression with inosine in the vein tissue, while miR-216a-5p, conversely, was correlated with phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine. Pathway analysis revealed an association of phosphatidylcholine and sphingomyelin with inflammation and myo-inositol with cellular proliferation.

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Anwar MA, Vorkas PA, Li J, Adesina-Georgiadis KN, Reslan OM, Raffetto JD, Want EJ, Khalil RA, Holmes E, Davies AHet al., 2016, Prolonged Mechanical Circumferential Stretch Induces Metabolic Changes in Rat Inferior Vena Cava, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY, Vol: 52, Pages: 544-552, ISSN: 1078-5884

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Gray N, Adesina-Georgiadis K, Chekmeneva E, Plumb RS, Wilson ID, Nicholson JKet al., 2016, Development of a Rapid Microbore Metabolic Profiling (RAMMP) UPLC-MS Approach for High-Throughput Phenotyping Studies., Analytical Chemistry, Vol: 88, Pages: 5742-5751, ISSN: 0003-2700

A rapid gradient microbore UPLC-MS method has been developed to provide a high-throughput analytical platform for the metabolic phenotyping of urine from large sample cohorts. The rapid microbore metabolic profiling (RAMMP) approach was based on scaling a conventional reversed-phase UPLC-MS method for urinary profiling from 2.1 x 100 mm columns to 1 x 50 mm columns, increasing the linear velocity of the solvent, and decreasing the gradient time to provide an analysis time of 2.5 min/sample. Comparison showed that conventional UPLC-MS and rapid gradient approaches provided peak capacities of 150 and 50 respectively, with the conventional method detecting approximately 19,000 features compared to the ca. 6000 found using the rapid gradient method. Similar levels of repeatability were seen for both methods. Despite the reduced peak capacity and the reduction in ions detected, the RAMMP method was able to achieve similar levels of group discrimination as conventional UPLC-MS when applied to rat urine samples obtained from investigative studies on the effects of acute 2-bromophenol and chronic acetaminophen administration. When compared to a direct infusion MS method of similar analysis time the RAMMP method provided superior selectivity. The RAMMP approach provides a robust and sensitive method that is well suited to high-throughput metabonomic analysis of complex mixtures such as urine combined with a five fold reduction in analysis time compared with the conventional UPLC-MS method.

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Adesina-Georgiadis K, Anwar MA, Davies AH, 2013, Molecular Genetics of Primary Varicose Vein Disease, eLS

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Anwar MA, Adesina-Georgiadis KN, Shalhoub J, Lim CS, Gohel MS, Davies AHet al., 2012, A Review of Familial, Genetic, and Congenital Aspects of Primary Varicose Vein Disease, Circulation, Vol: 5, Pages: 460-466

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