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Title: Assessment of soluble epoxide hydrolase activity in vivo: A metabolomic approach.

Authors: Stefanovski, Darko; Shih, Pei-An Betty; Hammock, Bruce D; Watanabe, Richard M; Youn, Jang H

Published In Prostaglandins Other Lipid Mediat, (2020 06)

Abstract: Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) converts several FFA epoxides to corresponding diols. As many as 15 FFA epoxide-diol ratios are measured to infer sEH activity from their ratios. Using previous data, we assessed if individual epoxide-diol ratios all behave similarly to reflect changes in sEH activity, and whether analyzing these ratios together increases the power to detect changes in in-vivo sEH activity. We demonstrated that epoxide-diol ratios correlated strongly with each other (P < 0.05), suggesting these ratios all reflect changes in sEH activity. Furthermore, we developed a modeling approach to analyze all epoxide-diol ratios simultaneously to infer global sEH activity, named SAMI (Simultaneous Analysis of Multiple Indices). SAMI improved power in detecting changes in sEH activity in animals and humans when compared to individual ratio estimates. Thus, we introduce a new powerful method to infer sEH activity by combining metabolomic determination and simultaneous analysis of all measurable epoxide-diol pairs.

PubMed ID: 31931080 Exiting the NIEHS site

MeSH Terms: Animals; Anorexia Nervosa/blood; Anorexia Nervosa/enzymology*; Anorexia Nervosa/pathology; Case-Control Studies; Disease Models, Animal; Epoxide Hydrolases/blood; Epoxide Hydrolases/metabolism*; Epoxy Compounds/blood*; Humans; Male; Metabolome; Mice; Oxylipins/metabolism; Rats, Wistar

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