Clinical Assessment of the NADome as Biomarkers for Healthy Aging

  • Tharusha Jayasena
  • Sonia Bustamante
  • James Clement
  • Robert Welschinger
  • Gideon A. Caplan
  • Perminder S. Sachdev
  • Nady BraidyEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2138)


Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) and its related metabolites (NADome) are important endogenous analytes that are thought to play important roles in cellular metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress, cancer, neurodegeneration, and aging in mammals. However, these analytes are unstable during the collection of biological fluids, which is a major limiting factor for their quantitation. Herein, we describe a highly robust and quantitative method using liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry to quantify the NADome in whole blood, plasma, mononuclear cells, platelets, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and urine. This methodology represents a “gold standard” of measure for understanding biological pathways and developing targeted pharmacological interventions to modulate NAD+ biosynthesis and NAD-dependent mediators in health and disease.

Key words

NAD+ NADome Metabolism Inflammation Oxidative stress Cancer Neurodegeneration Aging 



N.B. is the recipient of the Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tharusha Jayasena
    • 1
  • Sonia Bustamante
    • 2
  • James Clement
    • 3
  • Robert Welschinger
    • 4
  • Gideon A. Caplan
    • 4
  • Perminder S. Sachdev
    • 1
    • 5
  • Nady Braidy
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, School of PsychiatryUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Mark Wainwright Analytical CentreUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Better Humans Inc.GainesvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of Geriatric MedicinePrince of Wales HospitalSydneyAustralia
  5. 5.Neuropsychiatric Institute, Euroa CentrePrince of Wales HospitalSydneyAustralia

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