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2021 Jun

Data Brief


Specialized pro-resolving mediator lipidome and 16S rRNA bacterial microbiome data associated with human chronic rhinosinusitis.


Vickery TW, Armstrong M, Kofonow JM, Robertson CE, Kroehl ME, Reisdorph NA, Ramakrishnan VR, Frank DN
Data Brief. 2021 Jun; 36:107023.
PMID: 33937456.


Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a clinical syndrome defined by symptoms including nasal congestion, facial pain and pressure, anosmia, and rhinorrhea lasting more than 12 weeks. Several mechanistically distinct processes lead to the development of clinical symptoms in CRS including innate immune dysfunction, dysregulated eicosanoid metabolism and perturbations in host-microbiome interactions [1]. We developed a database comprised of patient demographic information, lipid mediator metabolomic profiles, and 16S bacterial rRNA gene sequence data from 66 patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery. Briefly, ethmoid sinus tissue and middle meatal swabs were collected from patients, including non-CRS controls, CRS with polyps (CRSwNP), and CRS without polyps (CRSsNP). Lipid mediator pathways from arachidonic acid (AA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA) were analyzed by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Bacterial taxa were profiled in parallel by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. This database provides a useful compendium of AA/DHA metabolomic profiles and associated bacterial microbiota in patients with varying disease subtypes, demographics, and risk factors/comorbidities.