GC-MS Based Metabolomics Analysis to Evaluate Short-Term Effect of Tumor Removal on Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Beksac K., REÇBER T., Cetin B., ALP O., Kaynaroglu V., KIR S., ...More

JOURNAL OF CHROMATOGRAPHIC SCIENCE, vol.61, pp.612-618, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/chromsci/bmac035
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Analytical Abstracts, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.612-618
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, it was aimed to demonstrate the short-term effect of breast cancer surgery and tumor removal on the metabolomic profiles of patients with early-stage breast cancer. This cohort consisted of 18 early-stage breast carcinoma patients who had breast cancer surgery to remove tumor and surrounding tissues. The blood samples obtained preoperatively and 24 h after surgery were used in this investigation. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) based metabolomic analysis was performed to determine the metabolites. The GC-MS-based metabolomics profile enabled the identification of 162 metabolites in the plasma samples. Postoperatively, glyceric acid, phosphoric acid, O-phosphocolamine, 2-hydroxyethyliminodiacetic acid, N-acetyl-D-mannosamine, N-acetyl-5-hydroxytryptamine, methyl stearate, methyl oleate, iminodiacetic acid, glycerol 1-phosphate, beta-glycerol phosphate and aspartic acid were found to be significantly increased (P < 0.05 for all), whereas saccharic acid, leucrose, gluconic acid, citramalic acid and acetol were significantly decreased (P < 0.05 for all). Breast cancer surgery and tumor removal has an impact on the metabolomic profiles of patients with early-stage breast cancer. These findings can be used for understanding the pathogenesis of breast cancer biology and screening the success of the surgery.