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Test analysis performed in batches of 20 or more

DATE: 2 MAY 2017

Samples analyzed since June 2012 :
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
Latest click here (26 oct) :
17 samples returned

Note : Stage 1 is Canada only.
Return cut-off date : passed
Analysis can take 6/8 weeks
Analysis start in/before Nov
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New paper : TMA producing bacteria in human gut

This is a new paper on which gut microbes may produce trimethylamine (TMA) :

Paper :
Uncovering the trimethylamine-producing bacteria of the human gut microbiota.
Silke Rath, Benjamin Heidrich, Dietmar H. Pieper and Marius Vital.
Helmhotz Center for Infection Research, Germany.

It's being posted quickly so people can read it. On 1st glance the specific 'types' of microbes could not be found by us.

It's not known if :
This is new information.
This will be all the gut microbes ever to blame.
If this type of research needs a 'consensus' and papers will show differing results. (i.e. do the experts agree).

So for now, everyone can read the paper at least

Background :
Humans don't 'eat' TMA (it's unpleasant) not produce it in their system. It is sourced from foods and drinks that contain 'TMA precursors', which then microbes break down the precursor and one by-product is TMA.
Known precursors are :
TMAO (in fish, broken down to TMA)

Currently advice for TMAU is a 'low precurosr' diet, but choline is an important nutrient.

Longterm it would be better for science to come up with a therapy to :
Block of interfere with TMA formation
Alter the flora away from TMA producers
Some other therapy that blocks, interferes or neutralizes TMA in the gut

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Preliminary Results Metabolomic Profiling Study, Irene Gabashvili, Ph.D.

"Let those who never smelled bad cast the first stone"

MEBO’s Scientific Director has posted in her Aurametrix website, the preliminary results of the MEBO Metabolomic Profiling Study, noted below.

The quoted text below is a summary of the preliminary results of the above mentioned MEBO Metabolomic Profiling Study. We would like to thank the 15 participants of this study for their contribution to this effort by providing urine samples and completing a survey. This questionnaire can be linked to from Aurametrix, and has also been addressed to a general population, opening the survey for others in hopes that perhaps it could help us in this study as well. Therefore, anyone wishing to fill out this survey may do so.

Analysis of our metabolism is crucial to comprehending the responses of our genes and microbes to the stresses of daily life, and to elucidating the causes and consequences of health and disease. 

And measurement of urinary metabolites - small molecules produced from foods, drinks, drugs, environmental contaminants, bodily waste products and bacterial by-products - 
is key to the analysis.

We applied this approach to an elusive condition that has always evaded diagnosis: socially and psychologically distressing odors that occur without a known or apparent cause.

The figure below summarizes preliminary results of metabolic profiling performed by 
Dr. Wishart's research group, using direct Flow Injection Mass Spectrometry (DI-MS). 


The first part of our study explored 95 metabolitesbiogenic amines (odorous by-products of microbes predicting certain health conditions), amino acids (for diagnostics of endocrine disorders, liver diseases, muscle diseases, neoplastic diseases, neurological disorders, nutritional disturbances, renal failure, and burns), acylcarnitines (biomarkers of fatty acid oxidation disorders and several organic acidurias), phospholipids and sphingolipids (useful in evaluating some enzyme deficiencies) in samples of 15 participants. 

No measurement differed from normal population values - individuals that never complained of any unusual odor problems or other notable medical issues) - even for the "smelliest" compounds such as Putrescine (rotting fish smell) or Spermidine (sperm-like or bleach-like smell). Moreover, average values for these metabolites were actually lower in our cohort, as were values for selected aminoacids, although some aminoacids, biogenic amines and lipids were slightly higher than averages for normal population. So there were definitely significant albeit subtle differences in metabolism between the control and test group, as well as among the participants. 

We combined results for all 95 metabolites using a uniform standard scale. A statistical technique, Principal Component Analysis (PCA), uncovered combinations that best differentiated the participants.  The figure shows that there are at least two or three different types of profiles. Is there something in common between participants in each group? 

questionnaire shows that there is, and it is not the diet!

The most significant differences between participants clustered into the groups shown in the figure are their environmental sensitivities  (hence their metabolism) and their symptoms...
This blog post in Aurametrix has also been addressed to a general population, opening the survey for others in hopes that perhaps it could help us in this study as well.

We thank Irene Gabashvili, Ph.D., for her continuous pro bono professional services of countless hours of work to help sustain and move forward the MEBO Mission.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

London Meetup : 13th May 2pm

Message from Karen, MEBO Director.
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Saturday 13th May, 2017: London Meet Up at 2pm
Al Arez Cafe (with fresh juices, Lebanese food, outdoor seating and shisha)
101 Edgware Rd, London W2 2HX

Al Arez Cafe (with fresh juices, Lebanese food, outdoor seating and shisha)
101 Edgware Rd, London W2 2HX
(Al Arez Cafe tel: 020 7262 4833 )

Alarez Restaurant - The Best Lebanese Cuisine in London. 
Nearest tube: Marble Arch, Edgware Road

We are also near Hyde Park if the weather is particularly good.

Meet up etiquette:
everybody is welcome and we are always happy to see new faces, so do't be shy
the meeting is not exclusive to tmau sufferers; it doesn't matter what the cause of your odour is, or its severity, because we all have similar experiences
everything we discuss is kept confidential
nobody is obliged to have photos taken or to swap contact details, so your privacy is completely respected (you could even use a fake name if you feel the need to!)
Hope you can make it!

Note :
There are 2 Al Arez cafes on this street, across from each other.
Al Arez cafe and Juice bar.
Al Arez Express.
The meetup is at the 'cafe and JUICE BAR'

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