Microorganisms Lipidomics in Drug Research

Lipomics can provide the changes of microbial lipids and related enzymes, which is of great significance for drug research in the field of microbiology. Here are some related studys.

  • Drug Discovery

Microorganisms Lipidomics in Drug Research

  • Candida albicans-associated bloodstream infections are linked to the ability of this yeast to form biofilms. A study used lipidomics to compare the lipid profiles of C. albicans biofilms and planktonic cells, in early and mature developmental phases;
  • The results showed that significant differences exist in lipid composition in both developmental phases. Biofilms contained higher levels of phospholipid and sphingolipids than planktonic cells;
  • Inhibition of the biosynthetic pathway for sphingolipid by myriocin or aureobasidin A, and disruption of the gene encoding inositolphosphotransferase (Ipt1p), abrogated the ability of C. albicans to form biofilms.
  • Drug Resistance and Slower Response to Antibiotics Therapy
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis employs several strategies to combat and adapt to adverse conditions encountered inside the host. The non-replicative dormant state of the bacterium is linked to drug resistance and slower response to anti-tubercular therapy.
  • It is known that alterations in lipid content allow dormant bacteria to acclimatize to cellular stress. Untargeted lipidomic analysis profiled an enhanced degradation of cell wall-associated and cytoplasmic lipids during dormancy, and their gradual restoration during reactivation.

Microorganisms Lipidomics in Drug Research

  • Research on the Mechanism of Drug

Microorganisms Lipidomics in Drug Research

  • Positive-strand RNA viruses use the host cell membrane to complete their genome replication. The specific mechanism is not understood.
  • Transcriptomics studies have shown that during infection or replication of the virus, genes involved in lipid metabolism in host cells are up-regulated. Lipidomics studies have shown that host phospholipids change significantly during viral RNA replication, especially phosphatidylcholine (PC) , Regulating PC synthesis may be a new anti-viral method.

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Microorganisms Lipidomics in Drug ResearchFig1. The protocol workflow of microorganisms lipidomics in drug research (Creative Proteomics)

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  1. Lattif, A. A.; et al. Lipidomics of Candida albicans biofilms reveals phase-dependent production of phospholipid molecular classes and role for lipid rafts in biofilm formation. Microbiology. 2011, 157(Pt 11), 3232.
  2. Raghunandanan, S.; et al. Comparative label-free lipidomic analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis during dormancy and reactivation. Sci Rep. 2019, 9, 3660.
  3. Castorena KM.; et al. Complementary transcriptomic, lipidomic, and targeted functional genetic analyses in cultured Drosophila cells highlight the role of glycerophospholipid metabolism in Flock House virus RNA replication. BMC Genomics. 2010 Mar 17;11:183.
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