Omics : a journal of integrative biology

Multi-omics Integrative Investigation of Fatty Acid Metabolism in Obese and Lean Subcutaneous Tissue.

PMID 28618245


White adipose tissue (WAT) plays a central role in whole-body energy homeostasis through storage and release of fatty acids. A deeper understanding of the complex and highly integrated pathways regulating WAT fatty acid metabolism, and how they are altered with obesity, is necessary for diagnostic and therapeutic innovations in nutritional disorders. In this multi-omics study, we investigated the influence of obesity on fatty acid metabolism in human subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) using an approach that integrated transcriptomic, peptidomic, and fatty acid analyses. Notably, all analyses were conducted in the same adipose tissue sample from each participant, thus minimizing the chance of spurious results. In a sample of SAT from the periumbilical abdominal region of obese (n = 11, mean body mass index [BMI] = 35.0 ± 1.2 kg/m