Possible Effect of Chelation Treatment on Metabolomic and Lipidomic Analysis in Lead Exposure

Çetin T., Samadi A., Reçber T., Dinçer A. K., Eser B., Yalcinkaya A., ...More

JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE, vol.64, no.5, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/jom.0000000000002503
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Environment Index, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index
  • Keywords: chelation, lead, lipidomic, metabolomic, oxysterol, TOXICITY, DISEASE, ACID, ANTIOXIDANTS, MECHANISMS, DAMAGE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: This study aimed to examine patients with lead poisoning in terms of metabolomic profiles and bioactive lipids (oxysterols and sphingosine 1-phosphate [S1P]) before and after chelation therapy. Methods: Consent was obtained from 42 individuals diagnosed with lead poisoning and blood and urine samples were collected before and after chelation therapy. The levels of 7-ketocholesterol (7-KC), cholestan-3b,5a,6b-triol (Ctriol), and S1P were measured via LC-MS/MS. Metabolomic analysis was performed via GC-MS. Results: 7-KC and C-triol levels were detected higher before chelation therapy compared with after therapy (P < 0.001 for both). S1P levels were measured higher before the therapy. The results also showed that sphingolipid metabolism-related pathways were affected by lead toxicity as well as other related pathways. Conclusion: This preliminary study showed that lipid metabolism is affected in lead exposure and chelation therapy is effective in reversing possible damage.