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Maria Stella Graziani

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Martina Zaninotto

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Ferruccio Ceriotti
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Bruna Lo Sasso
Giampaolo Merlini
Martina Montagnana
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Rossella Tomaiuolo
Matteo Vidali

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Magdalena Krintus Poland
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Giuseppe Agosta

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Chiara Riva
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email: biochimica.clinica@sibioc.it

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ISSN print: 0393 – 0564
ISSN digital: 0392- 7091



BC: Articoli scritti da N. Iaccarino

1H NMR-based metabolomics study on follicular fluid from patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
<p>Among reproductive-age women, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder often associated with infertility and insulin resistance. Metabolomics studies on follicular fluid (FF) have shown to provide information about changes in the physiological state of patients as well as biomarkers for oocyte quality. In this context, we performed an exploratory NMR-based metabolomic study on FF samples provided from PCOS women that were undergoing an <em>in vitro</em> fertilization (IVF) therapy. We found that the hyperinsulinemia in PCOS patients is responsible for a different FF metabolic profile. In particular, hyperinsulinemia seems to be associated with impaired carbohydrate/glucose metabolism. Interestingly, plasma concentrations of Anti-M&uuml;llerian hormone (AMH) turned out to be positively correlated with glucose and negatively correlated with lactate, pyruvate and alanine. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study that attempts to correlate AMH values with the FF metabolites. Although the data reported here are preliminary, this study paves the way to a better comprehension of the relationships among hormones and metabolites in FF.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 42(1) 26-31
Contributi scientifici - Scientific papers