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Can metabolomic profiling predict response to therapy?

Shifts in cellular metabolism are central to activation, differentiation and proliferation of inflammatory cells and can contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. Integrating metabolomics data with other omics data is a major challenge but might enable clinicians to stratify stages of disease and response to therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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C. M. M. is funded by a Research Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research.

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C. M. M. declares that she has received honoraria from Pfizer. S.P.Y. declares no competing interests.

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McGrath, C.M., Young, S.P. Can metabolomic profiling predict response to therapy?. Nat Rev Rheumatol 15, 129–130 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41584-018-0136-z

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