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0854. Metabolomic changes by mass spectrometry in lung tissue from septic rats with mechanical ventilation-induced lung injury

  • Y Rojas1, 2,
  • S Naz3,
  • N Nin4, 5,
  • A Garcìa3,
  • A Ferruelo1, 2,
  • L Martínez-Caro1, 2,
  • M de Paula1, 6,
  • C Barbas3 and
  • JA Lorente1, 2, 7
Intensive Care Medicine Experimental20142(Suppl 1):P63


Published: 26 September 2014


To identify metabolomic changes in lung tissue associated with lung injury induced by mechanical ventilation (VILI) in animals with sepsis, using for the first time a global unbiased metabolomic fingerprinting approach.


Rats received cecal-ligation and puncture (CLP) or sham operation, and 24 h later underwent mechanical ventilation for 2.5 h with either VT=9 ml/kg, positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP)=0 cm H2O (n=9 and n=12, without and with CLP, respectively); or VT=25 ml/kg, PEEP=5 cm H2O (n=13 and n=12, without and with CLP, respectively). Lung tissue samples were obtained and analyzed by nontargeted global fingerprinting approach for lung tissue analysis, applying multiple complementary analytical techniques, including liquid cromatography-mass spectrometry (MS), gas cromatography-MS, and capillary electrophoresis-MS. We followed the Principles of Laboratory Animal Care (2010/63/UE 22-09, RD 53/2013 BOE 1-02, ley 32/2007 BOE 7-11).


Metabolomic changes characteristic of sepsis and VILI were identified. Lung tissue samples from septic rats with VILI were characterized by a specific metabolomic profile as compared to samples from septic rats without VILI. Metabolomic changes indicated increased oxidative stress, and changes in purine, energy, carnitine, aminoacid, urea cycle, vitamines, collagen, ceramide-sphingomyelin and phospholipid metabolism.


A particular metabolomic profile can be identified in lung tissue from septic rats with lung injury induced by mechanical ventilation.


Grant acknowledgment

FIS 12/02898, FIS 11/02791, FIS 12/02451, European Network (7th FP) ITN 264864, CA11/00260.

Authors’ Affiliations

Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES)
Intensive Care Service, Hospital Universitario de Getafe
Facultad de Farmacia, Centro de Metabolómica y Bioanálisis (CEMBIO), Universidad CEU San Pablo
Intensive Care Service, Hospital Español
Intensive Care Service, Hospital de Torrejon
Hospital Universitario de Getafe
Universidad Europea de Madrid


© Rojas et al; licensee Springer. 2014

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