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DOI 10.3390/metabo10110430
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Title (Primary) Multiplexed quantitative assessment of the fate of taurine and sulfoquinovose in the intestinal microbiome
Author Haange, S.-B. ORCID logo ; Groeger, N.; Froment, J.; Rausch, T.; Burkhardt, W.; Gonnermann, S.; Braune, A.; Blaut, M.; von Bergen, M.; Rolle-Kampczyk, U.
Source Titel Metabolites
Year 2020
Department MOLSYB
Volume 10
Issue 11
Page From art. 430
Language englisch
Keywords liquid chromatography; mass spectrometry; multi-reaction monitoring; quantification; sulfonates; taurine; sulfoquinovose; intestinal microbiome
Abstract (1) Introduction: Sulfonates, which can be diet- or host-derived, are a class of compounds detected in the gut, are involved in host–microbiome interactions and have several health effects. Our aim was to develop a method to quantify five of the sulfonates in the intestine and apply it in a simplified human microbiome model. These were taurine, its metabolic precursor cysteate and one of its degradation products isethionate, as well as sulfoquinovose and one of its most relevant degradation products 2,3-dihydroxy-1-propanesulfonate. (2) Methods: An extraction and sample preparation method was developed, without the need for derivatization. To detect and quantify the extracted sulfonates, a multiplexed LC-MS/MS-MRM method was established. (3) Results: The accuracy and precision of the method were within GLP-accepted parameters. To apply this method in a pilot study, we spiked either taurine or sulfoquinovose into an in vitro simplified human microbiota model with and without Bilophila wadsworthia, a known sulfonate utilizer. The results revealed that only the culture with B. wadsworthia was able to degrade taurine, with isethionate as an intermediate. After spiking the communities with sulfoquinovose, the results revealed that the simplified human microbiome model was able to degrade sulfoquinovose to 2,3-dihydroxypropane-1-sulfonate, which was probably catalyzed by Escherichia coli. In the community with B. wadsworthia, the 2,3-dihydroxypropane-1-sulfonate produced was further degraded by B. wadsworthia to sulfide. (4) Conclusions: We successfully developed a method for sulfonate quantification and applied it in a first pilot study.
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Haange, S.-B., Groeger, N., Froment, J., Rausch, T., Burkhardt, W., Gonnermann, S., Braune, A., Blaut, M., von Bergen, M., Rolle-Kampczyk, U. (2020):
Multiplexed quantitative assessment of the fate of taurine and sulfoquinovose in the intestinal microbiome
Metabolites 10 (11), art. 430 10.3390/metabo10110430