Type I fiber decrease and ectopic fat accumulation in skeletal muscle from women with PCOS

  1. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institute, 17177 Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Department of Physiology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, 40530 Gothenburg, Sweden
  3. Epigenetics and Diabetes Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University Diabetes Centre, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden
  4. School of Health Sciences, University of Skövde, 54128 Skövde, Sweden

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  • Reviewing Editor
    Hongmei Wang
    Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijng, China
  • Senior Editor
    Wei Yan
    The Lundquist Institute, Torrance, United States of America

Reviewer #1 (Public Review):

In the manuscript, the authors tried to explore the molecular alterations of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle in PCOS by global proteomic and phosphorylation site analysis. In the study, the samples are valuable, while there are no repeats for MS and there are no functional studies for the indicted proteins, phosphorylation sites. The authors achieved their aims to some extent, but not enough.

Reviewer #2 (Public Review):

This study provides the proteomic and phosphoproteomics data for our understanding of the molecular alterations in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle from women with PCOS. This work is useful for understanding of the characteristics of PCOS, as it may provide potential targets and strategies for the future treatment of PCOS. While the manuscript presents interesting findings on omics and phenotypic research, the lack of in-depth mechanistic exploration limits its potential impact.

The study primarily presents findings from omics and phenotypic research, but fails to provide a thorough investigation into the underlying mechanisms driving the observed results. Without a thorough elucidation of the mechanistic underpinnings, the significance and novelty of the study are compromised.

  1. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  2. Wellcome Trust
  3. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  4. Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation