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Metabolomics in hypertension


Nikolic, SB and Sharman, JE and Adams, MJ and Edwards, LM, Metabolomics in hypertension, Journal of Hypertension, 32, (6) pp. 1159-1169. ISSN 0263-6352 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

DOI: doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000000168


Hypertension is the most prevalent chronic medical condition and a major risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In the majority of hypertensive cases, the underlying cause of hypertension cannot be easily identified because of the heterogeneous, polygenic and multi-factorial nature of hypertension. Metabolomics is a relatively new field of research that has been used to evaluate metabolic perturbations associated with disease, identify disease biomarkers and to both assess and predict drug safety and efficacy. Metabolomics has been increasingly used to characterize risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including hypertension, and it appears to have significant potential for uncovering mechanisms of this complex disease. This review details the analytical techniques, pre-analytical steps and study designs used in metabolomics studies, as well as the emerging role for metabolomics in gaining mechanistic insights into the development of hypertension. Suggestions as to the future direction for metabolomics research in the field of hypertension are also proposed. © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams Wilkins.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:biomarkers, blood pressure, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, NMR spectroscopy, pharmacometabolomics
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nikolic, SB (Mrs Sonja Nikolic)
UTAS Author:Sharman, JE (Professor James Sharman)
UTAS Author:Adams, MJ (Dr Murray Adams)
ID Code:92474
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:54
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-06-19
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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