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Multiple myeloma (MM) is always preceded by a pre-malignant asymptomatic phase, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). Given the incurable nature of MM it is vital to study the development of MM from MGUS to help in identifying early diagnostic and treatment opportunities. This project aims to determine if glutamine metabolism in plasma cells is vital for their survival and whether it is associated with the progression of MGUS to MM. It will involve the utilization of stable isotope resolved metabolomics methods to evaluate the utilization of glutamine by the bone marrow plasma cells in MGUS compared to MM. Patients with MGUS and MM will undergo bone marrow aspirations after being infused with 13-carbon labelled glutamine. The subsequent bone marrow plasma cells obtained from these aspirates will undergo GC-MS assessments of the TCA cycle isotopomers. This will help determine the differences in the utilization of glutamine by the bone marrow plasma cells between MGUS and MM.
Other: MGUS group
MGUS patients will undergo an intervention which includes an intravenous infusion of 13-Carbon labeled glutamine prior to undergoing a bone marrow aspiration to acquire their bone marrow plasma cells. The glutamine utilization by these bone marrow plasma cells will be assessed by gas-chromatography mass spectrometry by measuring the 13C isotopomer enrichment in the plasma cells.
Other: Multiple Myeloma group
Multiple Myeloma patients will undergo an intervention which includes an intravenous infusion of 13-Carbon labeled glutamine prior to undergoing a bone marrow aspiration to acquire their bone marrow plasma cells. The glutamine utilization by these bone marrow plasma cells will be assessed by gas-chromatography mass spectrometry by measuring the 13C isotopomer enrichment in the plasma cells.
Other: - Infusion of 13-Carbon labeled Glutamine
Intravenous infusion of 13-Carbon labeled glutamine followed by bone marrow aspiration
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