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Evid Based Complement Alternat Med


The Mechanisms of Improving IVF Outcomes of Liu-Wei-Di-Huang Pill Acting on DOR Patients.


Xiao J, Song J, Sa Y, Yuan L, Guo J, Sun Z
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2020; 2020:5183017.
PMID: 33178317.


Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) is the weakening of ovarian oocyte production and quality. It will further become premature ovarian failure without timely cure. However, disease pathology and diagnostic markers are still incompletely understood. Liu-Wei-Di-Huang (LWDH) pill, a traditional Chinese medicine formula, is commonly used in the treatment of DOR in China. To explore the mechanism of the effect of LWDH on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in patients with DOR, a pseudotargeted metabolomics study combined with multivariate data processing strategy was carried out. A liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry-based metabolomics approach was applied to characterize metabolic biomarker candidates. Multiple pattern recognition was used to determine groups and confirm important variables. A total of 21 potential biomarkers were characterized, and related metabolic pathways were identified. The study displayed that the established pseudotargeted metabolomics strategy is a powerful approach for investigating the mechanism of DOR and LWDH. In addition, the approach may highlight biomarkers and metabolic pathways and can capture subtle metabolite changes from headache, which may lead to an improved mechanism understanding of DOR diseases and LWDH treatment.